|• Mayor||Joachim Letschert|
|• Total||8.73 km2 (3.37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||260 m (850 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Dernbach (Westerwald) is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It became nationally known for the Catholic order of the Dernbach Sisters.
In 1220, Dernbach had its first documentary mention as derinbach after the then baron.
The council is made up of 21 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.
Economy and infrastructure
Dernbach is headquarters to SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG, a corporation active in wind energy component manufacturing, steel construction, and silo, pipeline and facility building.
East of the community runs Bundesstraße 255 between Montabaur und Rennerod. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (Cologne–Frankfurt), some 3 km away. The junction between the A 3 and the A 48 is called the Dernbacher Dreieck, or “Dernbach Triangle”. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is at Montabaur station on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which crosses under the community’s western edge through the Dernbach Tunnel. Dernbach lies on the Lower Westerwald Railway (Unterwesterwaldbahn) to Limburg and Siershahn.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Maria Katharina Kasper (1820–1898), beatified founder of an order, the Arme Dienstmägde Jesu Christi (“Poor Serving Maids of Jesus Christ”)
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
- Dernbach (German)
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