|• Mayor||Wilfried Baesener|
|• Total||2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||464 m (1,522 ft)|
|• Density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The village of Linden lies northnortheast of Koblenz between Hachenburg in the northnorthwest and Westerburg in the southeast, not far northeast of the Westerwald Lake Plateau. The community’s highest point is the Wildenhahn (496 m above sea level), which lies roughly 650 m northwest of Linden. Directly north of the village is found the source of the river Wied (an eastern tributary to the Rhine), which passes Linden just to the east, flowing south towards the Dreifelder Weiher (lake).
Like many communities in the Westerwald, Linden first arose as a clearing for field cultivation. Although it had its first documentary mention in 1586, it is believed that Linden already existed by about 1315.
The council is made up of 7 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
Linden is connected to the national highway network by Bundesstraße 8, which links the community to the middle centres of Hachenburg (10 km) and Altenkirchen (6 km). The Autobahn interchanges Mogendorf and Dierdorf on the A 3 (Cologne–Frankfurt) can be reached by way of Bundesstraßen 8 and 413, while the Hennef interchange on the A 5 (AS 60) can be reached by way of Bundesstraße 8.
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
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