Girod, Germany

Girod is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Girod, Germany
Coat of arms of Girod, Germany
Coat of arms
Location of Girod, Germany within Westerwaldkreis district
Girod im Westerwaldkreis.png
Girod, Germany is located in Germany
Girod, Germany
Girod, Germany
Girod, Germany is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Girod, Germany
Girod, Germany
Coordinates: 50°27′03″N 7°54′36″E / 50.45083°N 7.91000°E / 50.45083; 7.91000Coordinates: 50°27′03″N 7°54′36″E / 50.45083°N 7.91000°E / 50.45083; 7.91000
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Montabaur
Government
 • MayorHans-Jürgen Herbst
Area
 • Total7.46 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Elevation
265 m (869 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,173
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
56412
Dialling codes06485
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.vg-montabaur.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The community lies in the Westerwald between Koblenz and Gießen on the Eisenbach and on the edge of the Nassau Nature Park. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality.

Constituent communitiesEdit

Girod has one outlying Ortsteil named Kleinholbach. The two once autonomous villages are separated by the A 3.

HistoryEdit

In 1235, Girod had its first documentary mention.

PoliticsEdit

Community councilEdit

The council is made up of 16 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Girod has a request stop on the Lower Westerwald Railway (Unterwesterwaldbahn), SiershahnMontabaurLimburg, at which stop regional trains roughly every two hours, run by the Vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are Montabaur and Diez on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), each 5 km away.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.

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