Old parish church on the Schönberg
|• Mayor||Frank Schäfer|
|• Total||4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)|
|Elevation||377 m (1,237 ft)|
|• Density||250/km2 (660/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Kölbingen lies roughly 4 km west of Westerburg, in a hollow between the Geisenwald and the Ruhscheid. Since 1972 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Westerburg, a kind of collective municipality.
Kölbingen’s Ortsteile (divisions) are Schönberg, Möllingen and Kölbingen.
In 1494, Kölbingen had its first documentary mention.
The council is made up of 17 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
Economy and infrastructure
West of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Diez on the A 3 (Cologne–Frankfurt). The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
- Kölbingen (in German)
- Kölbingen in the collective municipality’s Web pages (in German)
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