|Municipal assoc.||Bad Marienberg (Westerwald)|
|• Mayor||Friedrich-Wilhelm Wagner|
|• Total||5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||458 m (1,503 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The community lies in the Westerwald between Limburg and Siegen on the boundary with North Rhine-Westphalia. The community is also between the Große Nister and Kleine Nister. Norken belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bad Marienberg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.
In 1262, Norken had its first documentary mention.
The council is made up of 16 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
Economy and infrastructure
Running right near the community is Bundesstraße 414, leading from Herborn to Altenkirchen. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Siegen and Wilnsdorf on the A 45 (Dortmund–Hanau), some 26 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
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