Breidenbach

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Breidenbach
Coat of arms of Breidenbach
Coat of arms
Breidenbach   is located in Germany
Breidenbach
Breidenbach
Coordinates: 50°52′N 8°28′E / 50.867°N 8.467°E / 50.867; 8.467Coordinates: 50°52′N 8°28′E / 50.867°N 8.467°E / 50.867; 8.467
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Marburg-Biedenkopf
Government
 • Mayor Christoph Felkl
Area
 • Total 44.83 km2 (17.31 sq mi)
Elevation 320-561 m (−1,521 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,818
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35236
Dialling codes 06465
Vehicle registration MR
Website www.breidenbach.de

Breidenbach is a community in the west of Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Community divisions[edit]

The community is divided into the Ortsteile (constituent communities) of Achenbach, Breidenbach, Kleingladenbach, Niederdieten, Oberdieten, Wiesenbach and Wolzhausen.


Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

As of municipal elections on 26 March 2006, municipal council seats are apportioned thus:

SPD 11 seats
CDU 11 seats
BL (citizens' coalition) 5 seats

Mayor[edit]

Christoph Felkl was elected mayor on 28. Oktober 2012 for a 6-year term beginning 01. April 2013.[2]

Werner Reitz (SPD) was elected mayor on 22 October 2000 with 59.7% of the votes.

Constituent communities' coats of arms[edit]

Coat of arms Community's name
Wappen Achenbach.svg
Achenbach
Wappen Breidenbach (Hessen).svg
Breidenbach
Wappen Kleingladenbach (Breidenbach).png
Kleingladenbach
Wappen Niederdieten.svg
Niederdieten
Wappen Oberdieten (Breidenbach).png
Oberdieten
Wappen Wiesenbach (Breidenbach).png
Wiesenbach
Wappen Wolzhausen (Breidenbach).svg
Wolzhausen


Sport[edit]

Sports facilities[edit]

Breidenbach has many sports facilities, including two playing fields in the main community. These are open free to the public. In Kleingladenbach there is also a skiing hill with a skilift, for which the community is becoming attractive to tourists. The main community also offers two gymnasia, a small sports hall and the Perftalhalle.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Shopping[edit]

The main community of Breidenbach is a well-developed, industry-rich place. A great number of shopping and leisure opportunities make Breidenbach the municipality's, and the surrounding area's, centre.

Industry[edit]

Furthermore, Breidenbach has at its disposal a large industrial area (Industriegebiet West) harbouring successful businesses such as Weber Maschinenbau and a Buderus disk brake manufacturing plant. The main community of Breidenbach thereby employs more than 2,500 workers.

Transport[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

Breidenbach is well connected to the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund public transport system. The following services come to the community:

  • 491: Dillenburg - Niedereisenhausen - Biedenkopf (and back)
  • MR-52: Biedenkopf - Friedensdorf - Niedereisenhausen - Biedenkopf (and the other way round)
  • MR-55: Niedereisenhausen - Breidenbach-Wolzhausen - Friedensdorf

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

Breidenbach has the following schools:

Breidenbach:

Oberdieten:

  • Grundschule

Wolzhausen:

  • Grundschule

Kindergartens[edit]

Breidenbach has kindergartens in the following communities:

  • Breidenbach (2)
  • Oberdieten

Breidenbach clubs and associations[edit]

  • Frauenchor 1975 Breidenbach (women's choir)
  • TV 09 Breidenbach
  • Trachtentanzgruppe Breidenbach (costume dance group)
  • Burschenschaft Breidenbach (fraternity)
  • Mädchenschaft Breidenbach (sorority)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 

External links[edit]

Breidenbach at DMOZ – Further links