Niedersayn

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Niedersayn
Coat of arms of Niedersayn
Coat of arms
Niedersayn   is located in Germany
Niedersayn
Niedersayn
Coordinates: 50°31′49″N 7°49′55″E / 50.53028°N 7.83194°E / 50.53028; 7.83194Coordinates: 50°31′49″N 7°49′55″E / 50.53028°N 7.83194°E / 50.53028; 7.83194
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Wirges
Government
 • Mayor Friedhelm Blaum
Area
 • Total 2.82 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Elevation 340 m (1,120 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 167
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56244
Dialling codes 02602
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.niedersayn.de

Niedersayn 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 river Sayn. Since 1971 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Wirges, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

Constituent communities[edit]

Niedersayn’s Ortsteile are Karnhöfen, Blaumhöfen and Niedersayn.

History[edit]

In 1277, Niedersayn had its first documentary mention under the name Langesain.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

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[edit]

Transport[edit]

East of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, linking Montabaur and Rennerod, and also Bundesstraße 8. 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.

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