Kölbingen

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Kölbingen
Old parish church on the Schönberg
Old parish church on the Schönberg
Coat of arms of Kölbingen
Coat of arms
Kölbingen   is located in Germany
Kölbingen
Kölbingen
Coordinates: 50°33′13″N 7°56′09″E / 50.55361°N 7.93583°E / 50.55361; 7.93583Coordinates: 50°33′13″N 7°56′09″E / 50.55361°N 7.93583°E / 50.55361; 7.93583
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Westerburg
Government
 • Mayor Frank Schäfer
Area
 • Total 4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Elevation 377 m (1,237 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,033
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56459
Dialling codes 02663
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.koelbingen.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

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.

Constituent communities[edit]

Kölbingen’s Ortsteile (divisions) are Schönberg, Möllingen and Kölbingen.

History[edit]

In 1494, Kölbingen had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

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[edit]

Transport[edit]

West of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Diez on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt). The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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