Kemmenau

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Kemmenau
Coat of arms of Kemmenau
Coat of arms
Kemmenau   is located in Germany
Kemmenau
Kemmenau
Coordinates: 50°20′52″N 7°45′3″E / 50.34778°N 7.75083°E / 50.34778; 7.75083Coordinates: 50°20′52″N 7°45′3″E / 50.34778°N 7.75083°E / 50.34778; 7.75083
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Rhein-Lahn-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Bad Ems
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Jachtenfuchs norbertjachtenfuchs@t-online.de
Area
 • Total 3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
Elevation 382 m (1,253 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 461
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56132
Dialling codes 02603
Vehicle registration EMS
Website www.kemmenau.de

Kemmenau is a municipality in the district of Rhein-Lahn, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

Although Kemmenau is already mentioned in 1320, and is maybe even some centuries older, the village became a municipality only 1816/21 . The greater part had previously belonged to Bad Ems, the smaller part to nearby Dausenau. Also remarkable are the prehistoric traces discoverable immediately behind the village, the still easily recognizable Roman Limes and a prehistoric circular entrenchment on the 'First'. The name of the town derives, perhaps, from "Kemmenate", which would refer to a fortified House on the old road from Bad Ems into the Westerwald. [2]

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