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
Location of Kölbingen within Westerwaldkreis district
Kölbingen im Westerwaldkreis.png
Kölbingen is located in Germany
Kölbingen
Kölbingen
Kölbingen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
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
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Westerburg
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorFrank Schäfer
Area
 • Total4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Elevation
377 m (1,237 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,036
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56459
Dialling codes02663
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.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.

References[edit]

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

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