Norken

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Norken
Coat of arms of Norken
Coat of arms
Location of Norken within Westerwaldkreis district
Norken in WW.png
Norken is located in Germany
Norken
Norken
Norken is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Norken
Norken
Coordinates: 50°40′22″N 7°53′52″E / 50.67278°N 7.89778°E / 50.67278; 7.89778Coordinates: 50°40′22″N 7°53′52″E / 50.67278°N 7.89778°E / 50.67278; 7.89778
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Bad Marienberg (Westerwald)
Government
 • MayorFriedrich-Wilhelm Wagner
Area
 • Total5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Elevation
458 m (1,503 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total961
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
57629
Dialling codes02661
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.norken.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

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.

History[edit]

In 1262, Norken had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 16 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Regular events[edit]

At Easter, the traditional Eierschibbeln – a kind of Easter egg roll – is celebrated.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

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 (DortmundHanau), some 26 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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