Wahlrod

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Wahlrod
Coat of arms of Wahlrod
Coat of arms
Wahlrod   is located in Germany
Wahlrod
Wahlrod
Coordinates: 50°39′1″N 7°43′13″E / 50.65028°N 7.72028°E / 50.65028; 7.72028Coordinates: 50°39′1″N 7°43′13″E / 50.65028°N 7.72028°E / 50.65028; 7.72028
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
Government
 • Mayor Eberhard Dineiger
Area
 • Total 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Elevation 290 m (950 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 858
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57614
Dialling codes 02680
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.wahlrod.de

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

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The community lies in the northern Westerwaldkreis and borders on Altenkirchen district. Wahlrod belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1249, Wahlrod had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

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

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Running right through the community is Bundesstraße 8, leading from Limburg an der Lahn to Siegburg. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Dierdorf and Neuwied on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 25 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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