Eitelborn

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Eitelborn
Coat of arms of Eitelborn
Coat of arms
Eitelborn is located in Germany
Eitelborn
Eitelborn
Location of Eitelborn within Westerwaldkreis district
Eitelborn im Westerwaldkreis.png
Coordinates: 50°22′41″N 7°43′24″E / 50.37806°N 7.72333°E / 50.37806; 7.72333Coordinates: 50°22′41″N 7°43′24″E / 50.37806°N 7.72333°E / 50.37806; 7.72333
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Montabaur
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Blath
Area
 • Total 7.10 km2 (2.74 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,454
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56337
Dialling codes 02620
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.eitelborn.de

Eitelborn is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The community lies in the Westerwald between Koblenz, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Montabaur and Bad Ems.

History[edit]

In 1377, Eitelborn had its first documentary mention. The founder was a soldier from Arzbach named Udilo. Named after him is the Udilo Park lying on the heights at the edge of the forest. In 1967, this small community in the Augst – a very small region in the Westerwald – was chosen as the prettiest village in the contest Unser Dorf soll schöner werden (“Our village should become lovelier”).

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 21 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

CDU SPD Wählergruppe Blath Total
2004 3 6 11 20 Seats

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms bear three red lilies stemming from the arms borne by the Lords of Helfenstein, who built the Sporkenburg castle. The golden castle outer wall shows the building as it is today. The fountain is a stylized image of one that has been at the old Town Hall Square (Rathausplatz) since 1950.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

About a kilometre south of the village lies the Sporkenburg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene" Check |url= value (help). Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

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