Gerbach

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Gerbach
Coat of arms of Gerbach
Coat of arms
Gerbach   is located in Germany
Gerbach
Gerbach
Coordinates: 49°40′24.82″N 7°52′14.4″E / 49.6735611°N 7.870667°E / 49.6735611; 7.870667Coordinates: 49°40′24.82″N 7°52′14.4″E / 49.6735611°N 7.870667°E / 49.6735611; 7.870667
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Donnersbergkreis
Municipal assoc. Rockenhausen
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Hofmann
Area
 • Total 7.32 km2 (2.83 sq mi)
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 556
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67813
Dialling codes 06361
Vehicle registration KIB
Website rockenhausen.de

Gerbach is a municipality in the Donnersbergkreis district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

At Gerbach, there is the worlds most powerful wind turbine, an Enercon E-126 with axis height of 135 metres and rotor diameter of 127 metres with a generation capacity of 7.5 MW.

The first documented mention is dated 1192. Gerbach is also called "Klää Paris" (little Paris), as during the french revolution Gerbach had a high density of bars, just like Paris.

Gerbach has a very traditional male choral society, founded in 1861. In 2011 there was an anniversary celebration (150 years). Furthermore a carnival club is very active in the community as well as a sports club (Soccer, Table Tennis, Aerobic).

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