Stockum-Püschen

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Stockum-Püschen
Coat of arms of Stockum-Püschen
Coat of arms
Stockum-Püschen   is located in Germany
Stockum-Püschen
Stockum-Püschen
Coordinates: 50°36′17″N 7°54′13″E / 50.60472°N 7.90361°E / 50.60472; 7.90361Coordinates: 50°36′17″N 7°54′13″E / 50.60472°N 7.90361°E / 50.60472; 7.90361
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Westerburg
Government
 • Mayor Angelika-Rosemarie Dillenberger
Area
 • Total 3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 662
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56459
Dialling codes 02661
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.stockum-pueschen.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Stockum-Püschen lies on the southern slope of the natural monument, the Götzenberg, 9 km from Westerburg and is an important basalt-mining centre. 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.

Its exact position is 50° 36′ N, 7° 54′ E.

Constituent communities[edit]

The Ortsgemeinde came into being on 1 January 1969 with the union of the two former municipalities of Stockum and Püschen.

History[edit]

In 1235, Stockum-Püschen had its first documentary mention.

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]

South of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur 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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