Moschheim

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Moschheim
Coat of arms of Moschheim
Coat of arms
Location of Moschheim within Westerwaldkreis district
Moschheim im Westerwaldkreis.png
Moschheim is located in Germany
Moschheim
Moschheim
Moschheim is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Moschheim
Moschheim
Coordinates: 50°28′57″N 7°50′30″E / 50.48250°N 7.84167°E / 50.48250; 7.84167Coordinates: 50°28′57″N 7°50′30″E / 50.48250°N 7.84167°E / 50.48250; 7.84167
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Wirges
Government
 • MayorThomas Fein
Area
 • Total3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi)
Elevation
272 m (892 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total741
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56424
Dialling codes02602
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.moschheim.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The community lies north of Montabaur on the Kannenbäckerstraße (“Jug Bakers’ Road”, a reference to the local ceramics industry). The community has since 1971 belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Wirges, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

In the north of the municipal area stands the Malberg, which at 422 m above sea level is one of the greatest elevations in the area.

History[edit]

In 1362, Moschheim had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 13 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]

East of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, linking Montabaur and Rennerod. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 3 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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