Oberhaid, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Oberhaid
Coat of arms of Oberhaid
Coat of arms
Oberhaid is located in Germany
Oberhaid
Oberhaid
Coordinates: 50°30′36″N 7°43′6″E / 50.51000°N 7.71833°E / 50.51000; 7.71833Coordinates: 50°30′36″N 7°43′6″E / 50.51000°N 7.71833°E / 50.51000; 7.71833
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Ransbach-Baumbach
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Sabel
Area
 • Total 1.92 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Elevation 242 m (794 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 394
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56237
Dialling codes 02626
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.oberhaid-ww.de

Oberhaid 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 Koblenz and Siegen on the edge of the Kannenbäckerland. Through the community flows the Sayn, which belongs to the Rhine drainage basin. Oberhaid belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1376, Oberhaid had its first documentary mention as Heide.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Bundesautobahn 3 and the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line run through Oberhaid’s municipal area. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Ransbach-Baumbach (Nr. 38), some 6 km southeast of the middle of the community. The nearest station on the high-speed rail line is Montabaur; nearer still, however, is Siershahn station on the Unterwesterwaldbahn (railway).

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.