|• Mayor||Rudolf Eulberg|
|• Total||2.30 km2 (0.89 sq mi)|
|Elevation||265 m (869 ft)|
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The community lies north of Bundesautobahn 3, five kilometres from Montabaur. Through Boden’s rural area flows the Ahrbach. The community belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality.
In 1211, Boden had its first documentary mention in the so-called Liber annalium iurium, in which were written down the Trier Archbishops’ extensive holdings. The first chapel was built in 1716. The Church of the Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt), built between 1914 and 1916 gives the village the look that it has today. An important rôle was played in Boden’s development by clay quarrying, whose effects can clearly be seen all around Boden.
Ruppach-Goldhausen is the parish’s main seat.
The council is made up of 8 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.
Culture and sightseeing
The Big Band Boden e.V. is known far beyond the bounds of the Westerwald and cheers concertgoers with a varied musical programme. From classic swing numbers (Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and others) and vocal classics (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Bublé) to soul, funk and pop classics, there is a broad programme on offer that has already entertained the 10,000 spectators at the Loreley.
- The ASV Boden is the community’s sport club, offering wrestling and gymnastics as sports.
- The Sportfreunde Boden e.V. are active in the areas of table tennis, badminton and athletics.
Economy and infrastructure
Owing to its central location in western Germany and the well developed transport connections, Boden is easy to reach. Along the community runs Bundesstraße 255, linking Montabaur and Marburg. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur an der A 3 (Cologne–Frankfurt). The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line. The Kannenbäckerstrasse links Boden to Neuhäusel and runs through the Kannenbäckerland.
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
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