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For the river in Romania, see Borod River. For the commune in Romania, see Borod, Bihor.
Coat of arms of Borod
Coat of arms
Borod   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°40′03″N 7°42′35″E / 50.66750°N 7.70972°E / 50.66750; 7.70972Coordinates: 50°40′03″N 7°42′35″E / 50.66750°N 7.70972°E / 50.66750; 7.70972
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
 • Mayor Andreas Mahlert
 • Total 3.14 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 515
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57614
Dialling codes 02688
Vehicle registration WW

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



On the western boundary of the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg – a kind of collective municipality – in the northwestern Westerwaldkreis lies the community of Borod in a side valley of the river Wied. The community stretches from the bonemill on the Wied in a southwesterly direction. Borod belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, whose seat is in the like-named town.

The community has an area of 314 ha, of which 101 ha is wooded and 272 ha is given over to agriculture, The rest is the built-up area. The community’s elevation ranges between 248 and 336 m above sea level. The yearly average temperature is roughly 8 °C. Yearly average precipitation is 900 mm. The high proportion of wooded land guarantees a great wealth of water. The landscape’s diversity with its extensive forests, many hedgerows and groves and good water-conducting vegetation form the best conditions for a high quality of life, recreation close to nature and nature-oriented hiking.


In the years 1454 to 1465, Borod had its first documentary mention as Burnroede.


Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, including the honorary mayor (Oberbürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Freie Wählergruppen Total
2002 2 12 seats, as of Nov 2006 only 11 owing to missing succeeding candidates

Economy and infrastructure[edit]


Borod is favourably linked to the long-distance road network by Bundesstraße 8. The Bundesstraße joins the community with the middle centres of Hachenburg (10 km) and Altenkirchen (6 km). To reach the Autobahn interchanges at Mogendorf (25 km) and Dierdorf (28 km), drivers take Bundesstraßen 8 and 413. Bundesstraße 8 also affords direct access to the Autobahn interchange at Hennef on the A 560 (AS 60) (50 km).

Public institutions[edit]

Public institutions are concentrated around the former school whose tower can be seen far afield. Right near this stand the primary school and the community house, in which is also found the fire brigade’s equipment house. A bus loop with a waiting building rounds out the community institutions in the middle of the community. A qualified village renewal concept guarantees positive development in both the public and private sectors.


Preschool-age children are served by the kindergarten in Wahlrod. Schoolchildren go to the primary school in Borod, the Hauptschule and Realschule in Hachenburg or the Gymnasien in Altenkirchen, Marienstatt and Dierdorf, each of which can be reached by public bus.


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