Homberg, Westerwaldkreis

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Homberg
Coat of arms of Homberg
Coat of arms
Location of Homberg within Westerwaldkreis district
Homberg im Westerwaldkreis.png
Homberg is located in Germany
Homberg
Homberg
Homberg is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Homberg
Homberg
Coordinates: 50°38′32″N 8°06′23″E / 50.64222°N 8.10639°E / 50.64222; 8.10639Coordinates: 50°38′32″N 8°06′23″E / 50.64222°N 8.10639°E / 50.64222; 8.10639
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Rennerod
Government
 • MayorMichael Gräb
Area
 • Total2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Elevation
585 m (1,919 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total174
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56479
Dialling codes02664
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.homberg-westerwald.de

Homberg is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rennerod, a kind of collective municipality.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The community lies in the Westerwald between Siegen and Limburg on the 634 m-high Homberg (mountain). About 1 km to the west is found the Breitenbach Reservoir on the Breitenbach, an eastern tributary to the river Nister.

History[edit]

In 1256, Homberg had its first documentary mention as Hoimberch über dem Westerwald.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 6 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Mayor[edit]

The community’s mayor (Bürgermeister) is Michael Gräb (independent).

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

South of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Herborn on the A 45 (DortmundHanau), some 20 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

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