Westernohe

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Westernohe
Coat of arms of Westernohe
Coat of arms
Westernohe   is located in Germany
Westernohe
Westernohe
Coordinates: 50°35′21″N 8°6′1″E / 50.58917°N 8.10028°E / 50.58917; 8.10028Coordinates: 50°35′21″N 8°6′1″E / 50.58917°N 8.10028°E / 50.58917; 8.10028
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Rennerod
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Stecker
Area
 • Total 7.50 km2 (2.90 sq mi)
Elevation 425 m (1,394 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 888
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56479
Dialling codes 02664
Vehicle registration WW

Westernohe 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 Siegen (34 km to the north), Wetzlar (28 km to the east) and Limburg (24 km to the south). Westernohe belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rennerod, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town. In Westernohe itself is a big campground of the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg (DPSG).

History[edit]

In 1059, Westernohe had its first documentary mention as Westernaha.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Bundesstraße 54, linking Limburg an der Lahn with Siegen, runs 3 km west of the community. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Herborn on the A 45 (DortmundAschaffenburg), some 22 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

Tug of war incident[edit]

in 1995, 650 young scouts participated in a tug of war competition. When the rope broke, only 30 seconds into the tug, two children were killed and 102 participants suffered injuries. The rope was judged to be unsuited for the use in the related court case.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ "2 Boy Scouts Die When Tug-Of-War Rope Snaps". The Spokesman-Review. 07/06/1995. Retrieved 6 March 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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