Steinen, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Steinen
Coat of arms of Steinen
Coat of arms
Location of Steinen within Westerwaldkreis district
Steinen im Westerwaldkreis.png
Steinen is located in Germany
Steinen
Steinen
Steinen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Steinen
Steinen
Coordinates: 50°34′25″N 7°48′25″E / 50.57361°N 7.80694°E / 50.57361; 7.80694Coordinates: 50°34′25″N 7°48′25″E / 50.57361°N 7.80694°E / 50.57361; 7.80694
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Selters (Westerwald)
Government
 • MayorThomas Horn
Area
 • Total4.20 km2 (1.62 sq mi)
Elevation
410 m (1,350 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total254
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56244
Dialling codes02626
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.steinen-westerwald.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Steinen lies 5 km from Herschbach and 7 km from Selters on the Westerwald Lake Plateau. In the contest Unser Dorf soll schöner werden - unser Dorf hat Zukunft (“Our village should be lovelier – our village has a future”), Steinen was distinguished several times. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Selters, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

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

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The community lies right on 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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