Burbach is a municipality in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Burbach
Burbach seen from the northwest
Burbach seen from the northwest
Coat of arms of Burbach
Coat of arms
Location of Burbach within Siegen-Wittgenstein district
North Rhine-WestphaliaRhineland-PalatinateHesseBurbachHochsauerlandkreisOlpe (district)Bad BerleburgSiegenNetphenKreuztalBad LaaspheWilnsdorfHilchenbachNeunkirchenFreudenbergErndtebrückBurbach in SI.svg
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Burbach is located in Germany
Burbach
Burbach
Burbach is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Burbach
Burbach
Coordinates: 50°44′40″N 8°05′10″E / 50.74444°N 8.08611°E / 50.74444; 8.08611Coordinates: 50°44′40″N 8°05′10″E / 50.74444°N 8.08611°E / 50.74444; 8.08611
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictSiegen-Wittgenstein
Subdivisions9
Government
 • MayorChristoph Ewers (CDU)
Area
 • Total79.66 km2 (30.76 sq mi)
Elevation
365 m (1,198 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,909
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
57299
Dialling codes02736
Vehicle registrationSI
Websitewww.burbach-siegerland.de

GeographyEdit

Burbach is located in Siegen-Wittgenstein district on the river Heller, about 15 km south of Siegen.Burbach also is a community in the southern part of the state Northrhine Westphalia.

Constituent divisionsEdit

 
Constituent communities

The community of Burbach consists of the following subdivisions: Burbach, Gilsbach, Holzhausen, Lippe, Lützeln, Niederdresselndorf, Oberdresselndorf, Wahlbach, Würgendorf.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The council's 32 seats are apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 25 May 2014:

Coat of armsEdit

Burbach's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: Party per pale, dexter in azure spangled with billets Or a two-tailed lion rampant Or armed and langued gules, sinister in Or three lozenges sable arranged vertically.

The lion stands for the princely House of Nassau-Siegen. The three lozenges (diamonds) come from the Lords of Seelbach, who held sway over the community in the Middle Ages.

The current civic coat of arms is based on the now abolished Amt's arms, and was granted in 1970. The local court for Burbach and Seelbach was already using the combination of a lion and diamonds by the 15th century.[1]

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Running through the northeast of the municipal area is Autobahn A 45 (Sauerlandlinie). As well, the municipal area is connected in the east to Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 54, which runs from Siegen towards Limburg an der Lahn. Bus connections are provided by the Westphalia-South Transport Community (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Westfalen-Süd; VGWS) running to all neighbouring communities.

The community is directly connected to the Deutsche Bahn railway network by the Hellertalbahn railway running from Haiger to Betzdorf.

In the southern municipal area lies the Siegerland Airport.

Established businessesEdit

Well known businesses in Burbach are:

  • Expert Klein
  • Foto-Drogerie-Kosmetik Bräuer
  • Georgi Transporte
  • Hering Bau (tracklaying)
  • Heusel Kälte- und Klimatechnik
  • SOPREMA-KLEWA Dachbaustoffe
  • MHP Mannesmann Präzisrohr
  • Orica, Werk Würgendorf (formerly Dynamit Nobel AG)
  • razorcom it service
  • Rittal
  • WaldrichSiegen
  • IPG Photonics

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people associated with the town include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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