Oppertshausen

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Oppertshausen
Coat of arms of Oppertshausen
Coat of arms
Oppertshausen   is located in Germany
Oppertshausen
Oppertshausen
Coordinates: 49°56′55″N 7°28′28″E / 49.94861°N 7.47444°E / 49.94861; 7.47444Coordinates: 49°56′55″N 7°28′28″E / 49.94861°N 7.47444°E / 49.94861; 7.47444
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Simmern
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Peil
Area
 • Total 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 116
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55469
Dialling codes 06761
Vehicle registration SIM
View from the south

Oppertshausen 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 of Simmern, whose seat is in the like-named town.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality, a rural residential community, lies in the central Hunsrück in a gently sloping location at the Simmerbach valley. To the east lies the town of Simmern. and to the west lies the Kauerbach valley.

History[edit]

Archaeological finds show that the area was settled in the New Stone Age, or in the time of the Hunsrück-Eifel Culture. In 1285, Oppertshausen 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, Oppertshausen lay under French rule. In 1814 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 6 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]

Oppertshausen’s mayor is Herbert Peil.[3]

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