Gebhardshain

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Gebhardshain
Coat of arms of Gebhardshain
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Location of Gebhardshain within Altenkirchen district
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Gebhardshain is located in Germany
Gebhardshain
Gebhardshain
Gebhardshain is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Gebhardshain
Gebhardshain
Coordinates: 50°44′48″N 07°49′12″E / 50.74667°N 7.82000°E / 50.74667; 7.82000Coordinates: 50°44′48″N 07°49′12″E / 50.74667°N 7.82000°E / 50.74667; 7.82000
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictAltenkirchen
Municipal assoc.Betzdorf-Gebhardshain
Government
 • MayorHeiner Kölzer (CDU)
Area
 • Total5.97 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Elevation
385 m (1,263 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,868
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
57580
Dialling codes02747
Vehicle registrationAK
Websitewww.gebhardshain.de

Gebhardshain is a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Westerwald, approx. 20 km south-west of Siegen. Gebhardshain was the seat of the former Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Gebhardshain.

Gebhardshain was mentioned for the first time in the year 1220. Gebhardshain belonged at that time to the nobility of those from Gervertzhagen and was assigned to the territory of the count von Sayn.

In 1378, these recognized prince elector of Trier as their liege lord. Therefore, Gebhardshain belonged both to the diocese Trier and to the archbishop's secular barony.

Since 1990, there is a partnership with the municipality Kreuzebra.

References[edit]

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