Wied, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Wied
Coat of arms of Wied
Coat of arms
Wied  is located in Germany
Wied
Wied
Coordinates: 50°38′21″N 7°45′26″E / 50.63917°N 7.75722°E / 50.63917; 7.75722Coordinates: 50°38′21″N 7°45′26″E / 50.63917°N 7.75722°E / 50.63917; 7.75722
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
Government
 • Mayor Gabriele Hachenberg
Area
 • Total 4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 492
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57629
Dialling codes 02662
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.ww-wied.de

Wied 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 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.

History[edit]

In 1461, Wied had its first documentary mention. Originally, Wied was called Wiede, which meant something like “grazing land” (Weide in modern German).

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]

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 (CologneFrankfurt), some 20 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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