Wirscheid

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Wirscheid
Coat of arms of Wirscheid
Coat of arms
Wirscheid   is located in Germany
Wirscheid
Wirscheid
Coordinates: 50°28′41″N 7°40′2″E / 50.47806°N 7.66722°E / 50.47806; 7.66722Coordinates: 50°28′41″N 7°40′2″E / 50.47806°N 7.66722°E / 50.47806; 7.66722
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Ransbach-Baumbach
Government
 • Mayor Bernhard Wirz
Area
 • Total 2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Elevation 293 m (961 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 328
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56237
Dialling codes 02601
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.wirscheid.de

Wirscheid 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 Koblenz and Altenkirchen in the Kannenbäckerland (“Jug Bakers’ Land”, a small region known for its ceramics industry). Wirscheid belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1547, Wirscheid had its first documentary mention as Wersched.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 11 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Grüne WG Wirz Total
2004 2 8 10 seats

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Autobahn A 48 with its Höhr-Grenzhausen interchange (AS 12) lies 6 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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