Deesen

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Deesen
Coat of arms of Deesen
Coat of arms
Location of Deesen within Westerwaldkreis district
Deesen im Westerwaldkreis.png
Deesen is located in Germany
Deesen
Deesen
Deesen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Deesen
Deesen
Coordinates: 50°30′39″N 7°42′00″E / 50.51083°N 7.70000°E / 50.51083; 7.70000Coordinates: 50°30′39″N 7°42′00″E / 50.51083°N 7.70000°E / 50.51083; 7.70000
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Ransbach-Baumbach
Government
 • MayorFranz Bendel
Area
 • Total3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total672
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56237
Dialling codes02626
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.deesen.de

Deesen 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 Koblenz and Siegen on the edge of the Rhein-Westerwald Nature Park. The Saynbach, part of the Rhine’s drainage basin, flows through the community. Deesen belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality.

History[edit]

In 1218, Deesen had its first documentary mention as Desene when Burgrave Heinrich von Isenburg donated a Lichterzins to the Rommersdorf Abbey. The village itself is a few hundred years older. In 1271, the Rommersdorf Monastery sold Hermann von Desene various goods in Deesen. In 1531 the Mant family of Limbach had an estate in Deesen. Until 1664, it was Isenburg domain, and thereafter Electorate of Trier domain until 1803 when it became part of the Duchy of Nassau. In 1866, the village passed to Prussia. The customs house and lordly inn in Deesen’s municipal area is mentioned in 1667 and 1723. The old school is under protection as a monument.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 13 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

WG Bendel Total
2004 12 12 Seats

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The A 3 with its Mogendorf interchange (AS 38) lies 7 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which runs straight through the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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