Holler, Germany

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Holler
Coat of arms of Holler
Coat of arms
Holler  is located in Germany
Holler
Holler
Coordinates: 50°24′45″N 7°50′06″E / 50.41250°N 7.83500°E / 50.41250; 7.83500Coordinates: 50°24′45″N 7°50′06″E / 50.41250°N 7.83500°E / 50.41250; 7.83500
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Montabaur
Government
 • Mayor Margret Flosdorf
Area
 • Total 4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,038
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56412
Dialling codes 02602
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.vg-montabaur.de

Holler 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 south of Montabaur in the Nassau Nature Park. The community belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality.

History[edit]

In 1228, Holler had its first documentary mention in the Eberbach Monastery’s Oculus Memoriae.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 17 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms symbolize Holler’s territorial allegiances over time. The golden lion stands for the Duchy of Nassau, and the inescutcheon in the lion’s paws stands for the Electorate of Trier. The wavy bend sinister evokes the wealth in water that the community boasts, and the mills. The green in the arms refers to agriculture and the woods. The former branch parishes are represented by the seven billets (little rectangles), and the church’s patron, Saint Margaret, is represented by the golden dragon with the sword.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 4 km away.

Fire brigade[edit]

The Holler Volunteer Fire Brigade was founded on 29 March 1925, and it likewise ensures firefighting and general aid in the Ortsgemeinden of Daubach, Stahlhofen and Untershausen. The brigade’s fleet includes a command unit (Einsatzleitwagen, ELW 1) and a small fire engine (Tragkraftspritzenfahrzeug, TSF). The ELW 1 belongs to the district and does duty both in this community and others. The brigade’s current staff numbers 20 firefighters.

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