Lochum

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Lochum
Coat of arms of Lochum
Coat of arms
Lochum   is located in Germany
Lochum
Lochum
Location of Lochum within Westerwaldkreis district
Lochum im Westerwaldkreis.png
Coordinates: 50°36′38″N 7°51′35″E / 50.61056°N 7.85972°E / 50.61056; 7.85972Coordinates: 50°36′38″N 7°51′35″E / 50.61056°N 7.85972°E / 50.61056; 7.85972
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
Government
 • Mayor Volker Benner
Area
 • Total 4.65 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Elevation 467 m (1,532 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 305
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57629
Dialling codes 02666
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.hachenburg-vg.de/08_gemeinden/lochum

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The village is located in the northeast of Koblenz on the Westerwald Lake Plateau. The residential community of Lochum belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its administrative center is the homonym town.

History[edit]

In 1048, Lochum had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 9 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]

The community lies between Bundesstraßen 255, linking Koblenz and Hachenburg, and 414, leading from Montabaur to Herborn. Bundesautobahn 3 with its Montabaur interchange (AS 40) lies 25 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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