Girod

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Girod
Coat of arms of Girod
Coat of arms
Girod   is located in Germany
Girod
Girod
Coordinates: 50°27′03″N 7°54′36″E / 50.45083°N 7.91000°E / 50.45083; 7.91000Coordinates: 50°27′03″N 7°54′36″E / 50.45083°N 7.91000°E / 50.45083; 7.91000
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Montabaur
Government
 • Mayor Karl-Heinz Fend
Area
 • Total 7.46 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,178
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56412
Dialling codes 06485
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.vg-montabaur.de

Girod 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 Gießen on the Eisenbach and on the edge of the Nassau Nature Park. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality.

Constituent communities[edit]

Girod has one outlying Ortsteil named Kleinholbach. The two once autonomous villages are separated by the A 3.

History[edit]

In 1235, Girod had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 16 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Girod has a request stop on the Lower Westerwald Railway (Unterwesterwaldbahn), SiershahnMontabaurLimburg, at which stop regional trains roughly every two hours, run by the Vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are Montabaur and Diez on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), each 5 km away.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.