Hambach, Germany

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Not to be confused with the urban district of Hambach in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, the location of Hambach Castle and the Hambach Fest.
Hambach
Coat of arms of Hambach
Coat of arms
Hambach  is located in Germany
Hambach
Hambach
Coordinates: 50°23′53″N 7°58′52″E / 50.39806°N 7.98111°E / 50.39806; 7.98111Coordinates: 50°23′53″N 7°58′52″E / 50.39806°N 7.98111°E / 50.39806; 7.98111
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Rhein-Lahn-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Diez
Government
 • Mayor Peter Sehr
Area
 • Total 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation 156 m (512 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 459
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 65582
Dialling codes 06432
Vehicle registration EMS
Website www.gemeinde-hambach.de

Hambach is a municipality in the district of Rhein-Lahn, in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

History[edit]

Hambach was first mentioned in 1290 in a necrology from "Stift St. Lubentius zu Dietkirchen". Hambach belonged to the shire of Diez. From 1794 temporarily occupied by the French, the village became part of the Herzogtum Nassau, which was annexed to Prussia in 1866. Since 1946 the village is part of the Rhineland-Palatinate.

Public institutions[edit]

In 1890 a school was built, but it was closed due to short of pupils in 1936. It was reused from 1947 to 1961. Hambach has a volunteer fire brigade, which was founded in 1971.[2]

Aerial photography 2007

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