Ailertchen

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Ailertchen
Coat of arms of Ailertchen
Coat of arms
Ailertchen   is located in Germany
Ailertchen
Ailertchen
Coordinates: 50°35′55″N 7°56′31″E / 50.59861°N 7.94194°E / 50.59861; 7.94194Coordinates: 50°35′55″N 7°56′31″E / 50.59861°N 7.94194°E / 50.59861; 7.94194
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Westerburg
Government
 • Mayor Ilona Rendler
Area
 • Total 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 606
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56459
Dialling codes 02663
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.westerburger-land.de

Ailertchen (formerly Elbörtchen) is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Since 1972 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Westerburg, a kind of collective municipality.

Geography[edit]

Ailertchen lies 6 km northwest of Westerburg on a broad plain. Within the community rises the river Elbbach, part of the river Lahn’s drainage basin. At the community’s southern edge lies the Ailertchen airport.

History[edit]

In 930, Ailertchen had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 13 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]

Running straight through the community is the Bundesstraße 255 leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3, roughly 23 km away. Another Autobahn interchange on the A 3 can be reached by Bundesstraße 54 running towards Limburg. This is roughly 28 km away. Bundesstraße 255 towards Herborn leads to the A 45. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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