Wittgert

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Wittgert
Coat of arms of Wittgert
Coat of arms
Wittgert   is located in Germany
Wittgert
Wittgert
Coordinates: 50°29′50″N 7°41′51″E / 50.49722°N 7.69750°E / 50.49722; 7.69750Coordinates: 50°29′50″N 7°41′51″E / 50.49722°N 7.69750°E / 50.49722; 7.69750
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Ransbach-Baumbach
Government
 • Mayor Burkhardt Rüthlein
Area
 • Total 4.74 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
Elevation 235 m (771 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 625
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56237
Dialling codes 02623
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.wittgert.de

Wittgert 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 Siegen on the borders of the Kannenbäckerland (“Jug Bakers’ Land”, a small region known for its ceramics industry). Flowing by the community is the Saynbach, which belongs to the Rhine drainage basin. Through the community itself flows the Röttgesbach, which empties into the Saynbach. Wittgert belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1298, Wittgert had its first documentary mention as Widechinrode.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Autobahn A 3 (CologneFrankfurt) with its Mogendorf interchange (AS 38) 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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