Giesenhausen

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Giesenhausen
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Coat of arms of Giesenhausen
Coat of arms
Giesenhausen   is located in Germany
Giesenhausen
Giesenhausen
Location of Giesenhausen within Westerwaldkreis district
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Coordinates: 50°42′13″N 7°43′23″E / 50.70361°N 7.72306°E / 50.70361; 7.72306Coordinates: 50°42′13″N 7°43′23″E / 50.70361°N 7.72306°E / 50.70361; 7.72306
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
Government
 • Mayor Michael Meier
Area
 • Total 4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 326
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57612
Dialling codes 02688
Vehicle registration WW
Website giesenhausen.de

Giesenhausen is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The community lies in the Westerwald between Limburg and Siegen, on the edge of the Kroppach Switzerland. The agriculturally oriented residential community of Giesenhausen belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1311, Giesenhausen had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election in May 2014.

Regular events[edit]

The Maifest (“May Festival”), held yearly on 30 April at the grill lodge and organized by the Maijugend (“May Youth”) is a highlight in community life.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

South of the community runs Bundesstraße 414 leading from Hohenroth to Hachenburg. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Siegen, Wilnsdorf and Herborn on the A 45 (DortmundAschaffenburg), some 25 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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