Atzelgift

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Atzelgift
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Coat of arms of Atzelgift
Coat of arms
Atzelgift   is located in Germany
Atzelgift
Atzelgift
Location of Atzelgift within Westerwaldkreis district
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Coordinates: 50°41′57″N 7°49′30″E / 50.69917°N 7.82500°E / 50.69917; 7.82500Coordinates: 50°41′57″N 7°49′30″E / 50.69917°N 7.82500°E / 50.69917; 7.82500
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
Government
 • Mayor Claudia Kohlhaas
Area
 • Total 2.74 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
Elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 614
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57629
Dialling codes 02662
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.hachenburg-vg.de

Atzelgift 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, and is a recognized health resort (Erholungsort). Through the community flows the river Kleine Nister. Atzelgift belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1396, Atzelgift had its first documentary mention under the name Hatzelgufte.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected by proportional representation in a municipal election on 25 May 2014.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

South of the community runs Bundesstraße 414, which leads from Betzdorf to Hachenburg. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Siegen, Herborn and Wilsdorf on the A 45 (DortmundGießen), roughly 25 km (16 mi) away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is at the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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