Rotenhain

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Rotenhain
Coat of arms of Rotenhain
Coat of arms
Location of Rotenhain within Westerwaldkreis district
Rotenhain im Westerwaldkreis.png
Rotenhain is located in Germany
Rotenhain
Rotenhain
Rotenhain is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Rotenhain
Rotenhain
Coordinates: 50°36′3″N 7°52′57″E / 50.60083°N 7.88250°E / 50.60083; 7.88250Coordinates: 50°36′3″N 7°52′57″E / 50.60083°N 7.88250°E / 50.60083; 7.88250
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Westerburg
Government
 • MayorHubertus Limbach
Area
 • Total4.10 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Elevation
465 m (1,526 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total523
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56459
Dialling codes02661
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.rotenhain.de

Rotenhain is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Since 1972 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Westerburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Rotenhain lies 9 km southwest of Westerburg.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 13 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Southwest of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt). Rotenhain lies on the Oberwesterwaldbahn (railway) to Limburg and Au (Sieg). From there, the cities of Cologne, Koblenz, Frankfurt am Main and Wiesbaden may be reached directly. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

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