Burbach, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Burbach
Wuergendorf Wehrkirche 2004.jpg
Coat of arms of Burbach
Coat of arms
Burbach is located in Germany
Burbach
Burbach
Coordinates: 50°44′40″N 8°05′10″E / 50.74444°N 8.08611°E / 50.74444; 8.08611Coordinates: 50°44′40″N 8°05′10″E / 50.74444°N 8.08611°E / 50.74444; 8.08611
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Siegen-Wittgenstein
Subdivisions 9
Government
 • Mayor Christoph Ewers
Area
 • Total 79.66 km2 (30.76 sq mi)
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,418
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57299
Dialling codes 02736
Vehicle registration SI
Website www.burbach-siegerland.de

Burbach is a municipality in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Burbach is located in Siegen-Wittgenstein district on the river Heller, about 15 km south of Siegen.

Constituent divisions[edit]

Constituent communities

The community of Burbach consists of the following subdivisions: Burbach, Gilsbach, Holzhausen, Lippe, Lützeln, Niederdresselndorf, Oberdresselndorf, Wahlbach, Würgendorf.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council's 32 seats are apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 September 2004:

Coat of arms[edit]

Burbach's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: Party per pale, dexter in azure spangled with billets Or a two-tailed lion rampant Or armed and langued gules, sinister in Or three lozenges sable arranged vertically.

The lion stands for the princely House of Nassau-Siegen. The three lozenges (diamonds) come from the Lords of Seelbach, who held sway over the community in the Middle Ages.

The current civic coat of arms is based on the now abolished Amt's arms, and was granted in 1970. The local court for Burbach and Seelbach was already using the combination of a lion and diamonds by the 15th century.[1]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Running through the northeast of the municipal area is Autobahn A 45 (Sauerlandlinie). As well, the municipal area is connected in the east to Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 54, which runs from Siegen towards Limburg an der Lahn. Bus connections are provided by the Westphalia-South Transport Community (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Westfalen-Süd; VGWS) running to all neighbouring communities.

The community is directly connected to the Deutsche Bahn railway network by the Hellertalbahn railway running from Haiger to Betzdorf.

In the southern municipal area lies the Siegerland Airport.

Established businesses[edit]

Well known businesses in Burbach are:

  • Expert Klein
  • Foto-Drogerie-Kosmetik Bräuer
  • Georgi Transporte
  • Hering Bau (tracklaying)
  • Heusel Kälte- und Klimatechnik
  • SOPREMA-KLEWA Dachbaustoffe
  • MHP Mannesmann Präzisrohr
  • Orica, Werk Würgendorf (formerly Dynamit Nobel AG)
  • razorcom it service
  • Rittal
  • WaldrichSiegen
  • IPG Photonics

Notable people[edit]

Notable people associated with the town include:

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

External links[edit]