Wittgert

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Wittgert
Coat of arms of Wittgert
Coat of arms
Location of Wittgert within Westerwaldkreis district
Wittgert im Westerwaldkreis.png
Wittgert is located in Germany
Wittgert
Wittgert
Wittgert is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
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
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Ransbach-Baumbach
Government
 • MayorBurkhardt Rüthlein
Area
 • Total4.74 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
Elevation
235 m (771 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total668
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56237
Dialling codes02623
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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