Winkelbach

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Winkelbach
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Coat of arms of Winkelbach
Coat of arms
Winkelbach   is located in Germany
Winkelbach
Winkelbach
Coordinates: 50°38′59″N 7°43′59″E / 50.64972°N 7.73306°E / 50.64972; 7.73306Coordinates: 50°38′59″N 7°43′59″E / 50.64972°N 7.73306°E / 50.64972; 7.73306
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
Government
 • Mayor Eckhard Biehl
Area
 • Total 1.34 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Elevation 302 m (991 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 223
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57644
Dialling codes 02680
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.hachenburg-vg.de

Winkelbach 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 upper Wied valley. Through the community flows the Wied. Winkelbach belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1262, Winkelbach had its first documentary mention.[citation needed]

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 9 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]

Running right through the community is Bundesstraße 8, which leads from Limburg an der Lahn to Siegburg. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Dierdorf and Neuwied on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 25 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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