Westerwaldkreis

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Wappen des Westerwaldkreises Lage des Westerwaldkreises in Deutschland
base data
Land of the Federal Republic: Rhineland-Palatinate
administrative seat: Montabaur
surface: 988.73 km ²
inhabitants: 203.536 (31. October 2005)
Population density: 206 inhabitants for each km ²
circle keys: 07 1 43
Kfz characteristics: WW
circle arrangement: 192 municipalities
address
of the district administration:
Peter old Meier place 1
56410 Montabaur
Website: www.westerwaldkreis.de
E-Mail address:
Politics
land advice: Peter Paul Weinert (CDU)
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Lage des Westerwaldkreises in Rheinland-Pfalz

of the Westerwaldkreis is a district resulted from fusion of the circles Unterwesterwaldkreis and Oberwesterwaldkreis in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate. It borders inSouthwest to the districts Mayen Koblenz as well as to the circle-free city Koblenz, in the west to the district Neuwied, in the northwest and the north to the district old person churches, in the northeast to the North-Rhine/Westphalian circle victory joke gene stone, in the east to thosehessian district Lahn Dill circle and Limburg because castle as well as in the south to the Rhine Lahn circle.

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geography

of the Westerwaldkreis extends -like the name already says - over the Westerwald northeast from Koblenz. It is relatively thinly populated. Larger rivers are the Nister, the Wied and the Sayn, which however already leave few kilometers after the source the circle area.

history

the today's circle area was divided 1800 ago into numerous rule areas, about which the cure principality Trier and the duchy Nassau had the largest portions. Afterwards the area was French occupied. After the Viennese congress arrived the areathe duchy Nassau. 1866 were annektiert these by Prussia. Afterwards the three districts Unterwesterwaldkreis (seat in Montabaur), Oberwesterwaldkreis (seat in bath Marienberg) and Westerburg developed. 1939 became the northern part of the district Westerburg with the city Westerburg thatOberwesterwaldkreis attached, whose circle seat was shifted from bath Marienberg after Westerburg. The southern part of the district Westerburg came to the Unterwesterwaldkreis. The circles belonged to the governmental district Wiesbaden of the province Hessen Nassau. 1946 came both districts to Rhineland-Palatinate and belongedthere first to the governmental district Montabaur. After its dissolution 1968 both circles were assigned to the governmental district Koblenz. In the context of the circle reform both circles became 16. March 1974 to the today's Westerwaldkreis combines.

coat of arms

description:

In silvera greener diagonal bar; down increasing sieved silver bound, hexagonal black basalt columns of different height, above a cylindrical, old-German blue can with silver grooving and three oval silver Medaillons (coat of arms permission 2. February 1976).

Meaning:

The 7 basalt columns stand for thoseTo 7 convention communities, in those basalt and quartz seems and the can with the three Medaillons stands for the 3 convention communities of the so-called can baker country, where the Töpferhandwerk and ceramic industry are resident. The diagonal bar symbolizes the recreation area of the circle alsoForests and meadows.

traffic

rail traffic

the traffic-far area of the Westerwaldes became only end 19. Century of lines opened, which - up to a Kleinbahn - were built by the Prussian state railway.

1884the Unterwesterwaldbahn was opened by Limburg over Montabaur after old person churches, from which in Siershahn a line branched to Engers on the Rhine, which received a branch again in Grenzau after Höhr Grenzhausen, which only 1911 to Hillscheid was extended. The second distancetaken from Limburg to old person churches over Hadamar - Westerburg became only two years later - 1886 - in enterprise.

From Herborn in the Lahn Dillkreis a secondary line to Rennerod led and reached 1907 Westerburg starting from 1906. From it at the same time a pass course wentafter bath Marienberg (at that time Marienberg Langenbach) off, which led into 1911 hereditaryoh (today NIST ore aluminum bath Marienberg) likewise the Oberwesterwaldbahn old person churches - Westerburg - Limburg. The eastern north south distance was connected 1910 with the western parallel distance by the line Westerburg - to Montabaur.

Onefurther cross connection was already 1901 by narrow-keep in track-strains the Kleinbahn AG Selters Hachenburg created.

The city Höhr Grenzhausen received 1907 - together with an extension in the year 1910 - by the Coblenzer streetcar company an electrical cross-country line after Vallendar on the Rhine; this became 1941by a Obus replaces.

By the Eisenbahnnetz, which covered about 185 km starting from 1911 - thus without 25 km new building distance -, today only 66 km von Personenzügen are driven on. This traffic became at the end of of 2004 of the VectusPublic transport company ltd. taken over.

Here still the attitudes of the passenger traffic:

  • 1950: Herschbach - Hachenburg 19 km (meter pure)
  • 1959: Herborn - deer - Rennerod 6 km
  • 1960: Selters - Herschbach 5 km (meter pure)
  • 1971: Falsecut-live - bath Marienberg - hereditaryoh 12 km
  • 1972: Grenzau - Höhr Grenzhausen - Hillscheid 7 km
  • 1981: Rennerod - false cutting living - Westerburg 17 km and Montabaur - Wallmerod - Westerburg 26 km
  • 1984: Siershahn - Selters - Marienrachdorf - old person churches 12 km
  • 1989: Engers - Grenzau - Siershahn15 km

2002 Frankfurt became at the new rapid-transit railway distance - Cologne the new ICE station Montabaur opens. Thus the region is connected with the large centers in Germany and Europe.

freeways

by the circle area lead the federal motorways A 3 Frankfurt - Cologne and A 48 Montabaur Koblenz. Furthermore the circle area is opened by several federal highways, among them B 8, B 49, B 54 and B 255.

Cities and municipalities

(inhabitants to 30. June 2005)

Convention communities with their member municipalities

Seat of the convention community *
  1. bath Marienberg, city * (5.877)
  2. Bölsberg (275)
  3. three-brook (590)
  4. false cutting living (841)
  5. large soaps (593)
  6. cock with Marienberg (501)
  7. Hardt (Westerwald) (427)
  8. Yard (1.263)
  9. Kirburg (623)
  10. long brook with Kirburg (1.065)
  11. Lautzenbrücken (409)
  12. Mörlen (604)
  13. Neunkhausen (1.119)
  14. Nisterau (950)
  15. Nistertal (1.333)
  16. Norken (1.034)
  17. Stockhausen Illfurth (483)
  18. Unnau (1.895)
  1. Alpenrod (1.613)
  2. branch ore (246)
  3. Atzelgift (662)
  4. Borod (561)
  5. Dreifelden (309)
  6. Gehlert (571)
  7. Giesenhausen (332)
  8. Hachenburg, city * (5.776)
  9. having third (1.728)
  10. home fount (294)
  11. Heuzert (147)
  12. high brook (716)
  13. Kroppach (665)
  14. telling ore (282)
  15. Limbach (384)
  16. lime trees (151)
  17. Lochum (335)
  18. gap brook (610)
  19. March living (260)
  20. Merkelbach (406)
  21. Mörsbach (498)
  22. tired brook (813)
  23. mouth brook (781)
  24. Müschenbach (1.044)
  25. Nister (1.031)
  26. Rossbach (923)
  27. stone brook at the Wied (775)
  28. stone Wingert (223)
  29. controversy living (595)
  30. Wahlrod (890)
  31. withered brook (151)
  32. Wied (510)
  33. angle brook (237)
  1. Hilgert (1.483)
  2. Hillscheid (2.649)
  3. Höhr Grenzhausen, city * (9.758)
  4. chamber forest (258)
  1. soil (562)
  2. Daubach (481)
  3. Vain fount (2.533)
  4. Gackenbach (576)
  5. Girod (1.210)
  6. Görgeshausen (803)
  7. large getting brook (987)
  8. Heilberscheid (688)
  9. Heiligenroth (1.425)
  10. Holler (1.121)
  11. hearing brook (705)
  12. Hübingen (544)
  13. Kadenbach (1.463)
  14. Montabaur, city * (12.558)
  15. Nentershausen (2.032)
  16. Neuhäusel (2.058)
  17. Niederelbert (1.623)
  18. low brook (1.015)
  19. Nomborn (708)
  20. Oberelbert (1.088)
  21. Ruppach Goldhausen (1.175)
  22. Simmern (1.480)
  23. steel yards (688)
  24. Untershausen (524)
  25. Welschneudorf (1.019)
  1. when brook (588)
  2. Breitenau (712)
  3. Caan (708)
  4. Deesen (672)
  5. dog village (443)
  6. Nauort (2.313)
  7. Oberhaid (409)
  8. Ransbach Baumbach, city * (7.373)
  9. Sessenbach (539)
  10. we-separate (315)
  11. Wittgert (646)
  1. board living (203)
  2. Elsoff (Westerwald) (1.011)
  3. bright cock clip mountain (1.309)
  4. Homberg (157)
  5. Hüblingen (296)
  6. Irmtraut (801)
  7. love-separate (948)
  8. nine-churches (555)
  9. Neustadt/Westerwald (572)
  10. Niederrossbach (836)
  11. NIST he carrot village (322)
  12. Oberrod (732)
  13. Oberrossbach (of 343)
  14. deer (962)
  15. Rennerod, city * (3.956)
  16. Salzburg (224)
  17. Seck (1.293)
  18. Stone Neukirch (479)
  19. Waigandshain (210)
  20. forest mills (366)
  21. Westernohe (944)
  22. Willingen (282)
  23. ten-living with Rennerod (418)
  1. Ellenhausen (295)
  2. eternal living (228)
  3. Freilingen (687)
  4. suitor oh village (695)
  5. Goddert (437)
  6. hard rock (871)
  7. Herschbach (2.901)
  8. Krümmel (374)
  9. Marienrachdorf (997)
  10. Maroth (262)
  11. Maxsain (1.189)
  12. North yards (551)
  13. Quirnbach (501)
  14. Rückeroth (528)
  15. thigh mountain (681)
  16. Selters (Westerwald), city * (2.719)
  17. Sessenhausen (971)
  18. stones (239)
  19. many brook (579)
  20. pasture cock (568)
  21. Wölferlingen (582)
  1. Arnshöfen (161)
  2. Berod with Wallmerod (550)
  3. Bilkheim (504)
  4. three-churches (1.016)
  5. Elbingen (301)
  6. Ettinghausen (316)
  7. Cock at the lake (426)
  8. Herschbach (Oberwesterwald) (961)
  9. ( Mähren (245
  10. ) dog-sang Meudt (
  11. 1.877 ) to 2.115)
  12. cow yards (164)
  13. mol mountain (466)
  14. Niederahr (834)
  15. Oberahr (580)
  16. upper brook (535)
  17. salt (939)
  18. Steinefrenz (762)
  19. Wallmerod * (1.327)
  20. Weroth (617)
  21. ten-living with Wallmerod (173)
  1. Ailertchen (640)
  2. Bellingen (574)
  3. Berzhahn (488)
  4. fire-separate (514)
  5. Enspel (281)
  6. Gemünden (1.102)
  7. Girkenroth (623)
  8. looking home (904)
  9. Härtlingen (450)
  10. Halbs (361)
  11. Hergenroth (440)
  12. Höhn (3.124)
  13. Kaden (637)
  14. Kölbingen (1.089)
  15. long cock (1.413)
  16. Pottum (1.035)
  17. Rotenhain (553)
  18. Rothenbach (927)
  19. steel yards at the meadow lake (369)
  20. Stockum Pü (724)
  21. Weltersburg (274)
  22. Westerburg, city * (5.730)
  23. Willmenrod (677)
  24. Winnen (458)
  1. Bannberscheid (622)
  2. the brook (Westerwald) (2.537)
  3. Ebernhahn (1.234)
  4. aid churches (1.113)
  5. Leuterod (847)
  6. liking village (1.181)
  7. Moschheim (755)
  8. Niedersayn (221)
  9. Ötzingen (1.353)
  10. Siershahn (2.833)
  11. Staudt (1.044)
  12. Wirges, City * (5.169)

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