|• Mayor||Gabriele Hachenberg|
|• Total||4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||305 m (1,001 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The community lies in the Westerwald between Limburg and Siegen in the Wied valley. Through the community flows the Wied. Wied belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.
In 1461, Wied had its first documentary mention. Originally, Wied was called Wiede, which meant something like “grazing land” (Weide in modern German).
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
The community lies right on Bundesstraße 413, leading from Bendorf (near Koblenz) to Hachenburg. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Dierdorf and Neuwied on the A 3 (Cologne–Frankfurt), some 20 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
|This Westerwaldkreis location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|