|• Mayor||Thomas Juchem|
|• Total||2.29 km2 (0.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||391 m (1,283 ft)|
|• Density||99/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Gerach is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Herrstein, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.
South of Gerach are not only Idar-Oberstein’s extensive municipal area but also the Ortsgemeinden of Hintertiefenbach and Vollmersbach. The Deutsche Edelsteinstraße (“German Gem Road”), which runs by to the north, also links Gerach to the Ortsgemeinden of Veitsrodt, Niederwörresbach and Fischbach as well as to the administrative seat of the Verbandsgemeinde of Herrstein.
Also belonging to Gerach is the outlying homestead of Geracher Mühle.
Gerach’s mayor is Thomas Juchem, and his deputies are Günter Schmähler and Wolfgang Schüler.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per bend sinister argent a hammer and pick per saltire sable and chequy gules and argent, issuant from base a bishop’s staff of the second.
Culture and sightseeing
The Geracher Wasserschleiferei, a water-driven gem-cutting mill, dates from 1874.
Economy and infrastructure
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