Merkelbach

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For the Dutch photographer and cinematographer, see J.W. Merkelbach.
Merkelbach
Coat of arms of Merkelbach
Coat of arms
Merkelbach   is located in Germany
Merkelbach
Merkelbach
Coordinates: 50°38′44″N 7°46′11″E / 50.64556°N 7.76972°E / 50.64556; 7.76972Coordinates: 50°38′44″N 7°46′11″E / 50.64556°N 7.76972°E / 50.64556; 7.76972
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
Government
 • Mayor Edgar Schneider
Area
 • Total 2.54 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 427
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57629
Dialling codes 02662
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.merkelbach-westerwald.de

Merkelbach 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 Limburg and Siegen. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1418, Merkelbach had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 10 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The community lies right on Bundesstraße 413, leading from Bendorf (near Koblenz) to Hachenburg. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Dierdorf and Neuwied on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt). The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line. The community is linked by bus connections every two hours to Hachenburg and the InterCityExpress station at Montabaur.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.