Willingen, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Willingen
Coat of arms of Willingen
Coat of arms
Willingen  is located in Germany
Willingen
Willingen
Coordinates: 50°40′6″N 8°05′15″E / 50.66833°N 8.08750°E / 50.66833; 8.08750Coordinates: 50°40′6″N 8°05′15″E / 50.66833°N 8.08750°E / 50.66833; 8.08750
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Rennerod
Government
 • Mayor Martin Jumel
Area
 • Total 3.68 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 279
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56479
Dialling codes 02667
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.rennerod.de

Willingen 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 and Limburg on the boundary with Hesse. Within the community rises the Nister, which after flowing 64 km empties into the Sieg. Likewise within the community is the Westerwald’s highest mountain, the Fuchskaute. Willingen belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rennerod, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1413, Willingen had its first documentary mention as Wildungen.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Although Willingen is a very small village, there are big firms, such as the Rompf coffin factory. There are a “homeland café” (Heimatcafé), an electrical installation and specialist shop, a tire business and a metalworking firm.

Transport[edit]

Right near the community, Bundesstraßen 54, linking Limburg an der Lahn with Siegen, and 414, leading from Hohenroth to Hachenburg, cross each other. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Haiger/Burbach on the A 45 (DortmundFrankfurt am Main), some 10 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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