Caan, Germany

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Caan
Coat of arms of Caan
Coat of arms
Caan is located in Germany
Caan
Caan
Coordinates: 50°28′29″N 7°36′39″E / 50.47472°N 7.61083°E / 50.47472; 7.61083Coordinates: 50°28′29″N 7°36′39″E / 50.47472°N 7.61083°E / 50.47472; 7.61083
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Ransbach-Baumbach
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Dörr
Area
 • Total 3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi)
Elevation 297 m (974 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 704
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56237
Dialling codes 02601
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.caan.de

Caan is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The community lies in the Westerwald between Koblenz and Siegen on the edge of the Kannenbäckerland. Caan belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality.

History[edit]

In 1250, Caan had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

West of the community runs Bundesstraße 413 linking Koblenz and Hachenburg. The A 48 with its Höhr-Grenzhausen interchange (AS 12) lies 8 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.