Schenkelberg

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Schenkelberg
Coat of arms of Schenkelberg
Coat of arms
Schenkelberg   is located in Germany
Schenkelberg
Schenkelberg
Location of Schenkelberg within Westerwaldkreis district
Schenkelberg im Westerwaldkreis.png
Coordinates: 50°35′1″N 7°46′58″E / 50.58361°N 7.78278°E / 50.58361; 7.78278Coordinates: 50°35′1″N 7°46′58″E / 50.58361°N 7.78278°E / 50.58361; 7.78278
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Selters (Westerwald)
Government
 • Mayor Egon Bösch
Area
 • Total 3.52 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Elevation 395 m (1,296 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 646
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56244
Dialling codes 02626
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.gemeinde-schenkelberg.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Schenkelberg lies 3 km from Herschbach and 7 km from Selters. Right nearby is found the Westerwald Lake Plateau, a popular holiday and recreation area. The local area offers many hiking and cycling paths. The community belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Selters, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1219, Schenkelberg had its first documentary mention, and after several slight spelling changes has borne the same name since 1624 that it still bears today.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, as well as the honorary and presiding mayor (Ortsbürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Sitzverteilung im gewählten Gemeinderat:

WG Bösch WG Böckling Total
2004 8 4 12 seats

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The community lies west of Bundesstraße 8, leading from Limburg an der Lahn to Siegburg. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Mogendorf on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt). The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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