|• Mayor||Norbert Kröber|
|• Total||5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||360 m (1,180 ft)|
|• Density||25/km2 (66/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Breitscheid lies in the Hunsrück between Koblenz and Bad Kreuznach. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rhein-Nahe, whose seat is in Bingen am Rhein, although that town is not within its bounds. The placename comes from the Middle High German breit and -scheid: “wooded ridge”.
The council is made up of 5 council members who were elected by majority vote in a municipal election held on 2 March 2008.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale argent a cross sable and gules in chief sinister a mullet of six, and in base a mound royal ensigned with a cross crosslet Or.
Economy and infrastructure
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
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