Ohlweiler

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Ohlweiler
Coat of arms of Ohlweiler
Coat of arms
Location of Ohlweiler within Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis district
Ohlweiler in SIM.svg
Ohlweiler is located in Germany
Ohlweiler
Ohlweiler
Ohlweiler is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Ohlweiler
Ohlweiler
Coordinates: 49°57′58″N 7°29′55″E / 49.96611°N 7.49861°E / 49.96611; 7.49861Coordinates: 49°57′58″N 7°29′55″E / 49.96611°N 7.49861°E / 49.96611; 7.49861
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictRhein-Hunsrück-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Simmern-Rheinböllen
Government
 • MayorWalter Poppek
Area
 • Total3.91 km2 (1.51 sq mi)
Elevation
320 m (1,050 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total328
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
55469
Dialling codes06761
Vehicle registrationSIM

Ohlweiler is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Simmern-Rheinböllen, whose seat is in Simmern.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality, a rural residential community, lies in the central Hunsrück in the Simmerbach valley at the mouth of the Holzbach. Ohlweiler lies roughly 3 km southwest of Simmern and 7 km northeast of Kirchberg.

History[edit]

In 1310, Ohlweiler had its first documentary mention. The village belonged to the Duchy of Palatinate-Simmern, which introduced the Reformation in 1556. Later, the Elector of the Palatinate was the landholder. Beginning in 1794, Ohlweiler lay under French rule. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[2]

Mayor[edit]

Ohlweiler's mayor is Walter Poppek.[3]

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Ohlweiler Evangelical Church

Buildings[edit]

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:[4]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Bundesstraße 50 is found on the municipality's outskirts. The Schinderhannes-Radweg (cycle path) runs through the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Municipal election results for Ohlweiler
  3. ^ Ohlweiler’s mayor
  4. ^ Directory of Cultural Monuments in Rhein-Hunsrück district