Gackenbach

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Gackenbach
Coat of arms of Gackenbach
Coat of arms
Location of Gackenbach within Westerwaldkreis district
Gackenbach im Westerwaldkreis.png
Gackenbach is located in Germany
Gackenbach
Gackenbach
Gackenbach is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Gackenbach
Gackenbach
Coordinates: 50°22′10″N 7°51′36″E / 50.36944°N 7.86000°E / 50.36944; 7.86000Coordinates: 50°22′10″N 7°51′36″E / 50.36944°N 7.86000°E / 50.36944; 7.86000
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Montabaur
Subdivisions2 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorHans Ulrich Weidenfeller
Area
 • Total4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total525
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56412
Dialling codes06439
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.gackenbach-ww.de
View of the community

Gackenbach 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]

Gackenbach lies in the Buchfinkenland in the southern Westerwald as well as in the geographical triangle between Koblenz, Limburg an der Lahn and Montabaur in the middle of the Nassau Nature Park.

Constituent communities[edit]

Dies[edit]

Dies lies below Gackenbach in the Gelbach Valley. It has roughly 70 to 75 inhabitants and is in a pleasant setting on the Gelbach.

Kirchähr[edit]

The constituent community of Kirchähr also lies in the Gelbach Valley and consists mainly of the Karlsheim Kirchähr, a youth and meeting centre of the Bishopric of Limburg with its own campground for tents on the other side of the Gelbach.

History[edit]

In 1290, Gackenbach had its first documentary mention.

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.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Parks[edit]

Wild- und Freizeitpark Westerwald[edit]

In Gackenbach is found the Wild- und Freizeitpark Westerwald (“Westerwald Wilderness and Amusement Park”), where visitors can observe many native species of animal as well as wisent in their natural habitat in an area of 4 ha. Also, there are a petting zoo, barbecue pits and a 400-m-long summer toboggan run.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Established businesses[edit]

F. Stephan Medizintechnik GmbH manufactures devices for medical use.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

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