Welkenbach

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Welkenbach
Coat of arms of Welkenbach
Coat of arms
Location of Welkenbach within Westerwaldkreis district
Welkenbach im Westerwaldkreis.png
Welkenbach is located in Germany
Welkenbach
Welkenbach
Welkenbach is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Welkenbach
Welkenbach
Coordinates: 50°38′0″N 7°43′35″E / 50.63333°N 7.72639°E / 50.63333; 7.72639Coordinates: 50°38′0″N 7°43′35″E / 50.63333°N 7.72639°E / 50.63333; 7.72639
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Hachenburg
Government
 • MayorMatthias Becker
Area
 • Total2.30 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
Elevation
315 m (1,033 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total142
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
57644
Dialling codes02680
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.hachenburg-vg.de

Welkenbach 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 Westerwald between Limburg an der Lahn and Siegen. Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1315, Welkenbach had its first documentary mention as Welkemerode.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 7 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]

The community lies west of Bundesstraße 8, leading from Limburg an der Lahn nach Siegburg. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Dierdorf and Neuwied 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 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.

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