Alsbach, Westerwaldkreis

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Alsbach
Coat of arms of Alsbach
Coat of arms
Alsbach  is located in Germany
Alsbach
Alsbach
Coordinates: 50°27′56″N 7°39′43″E / 50.46556°N 7.66194°E / 50.46556; 7.66194Coordinates: 50°27′56″N 7°39′43″E / 50.46556°N 7.66194°E / 50.46556; 7.66194
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Ransbach-Baumbach
Government
 • Mayor Ralf Scheyer
Area
 • Total 4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 619
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56237
Dialling codes 02601
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.alsbach.de

Alsbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

The community lies in the Westerwald between Koblenz and Siegen. Fifty-four percent of the rural area is wooded. Alsbach belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality.

History[edit]

In 1143, Alsbach had its first documentary mention. From 1806 it belonged to the Duchy of Nassau. In 1866 it passed to Prussia.

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms are based on those formerly borne by the Counts of Wied, Alsbach’s former overlords.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

South of Alsbach runs the Autobahn A 48. The nearby Brexbachtalbahn (railway) is no longer in service.

Famous people[edit]

  • Bernd Lang (born 1950), politician

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