Horath is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Horath
Location of Horath within Bernkastel-Wittlich district
Horath in WIL.svg
Horath is located in Germany
Horath
Horath
Horath is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Horath
Horath
Coordinates: 49°48′41.70″N 06°59′9.48″E / 49.8115833°N 6.9859667°E / 49.8115833; 6.9859667Coordinates: 49°48′41.70″N 06°59′9.48″E / 49.8115833°N 6.9859667°E / 49.8115833; 6.9859667
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictBernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc.Thalfang am Erbeskopf
Government
 • MayorEgon Adams
Area
 • Total11.89 km2 (4.59 sq mi)
Elevation
440 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total424
 • Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
54497
Dialling codes06504
Vehicle registrationWIL

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GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The municipality lies in the Hunsrück, in a hollow in the Dhron valley. Horath belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Thalfang am Erbeskopf, whose seat is in the municipality of Thalfang.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Horath borders in the east on the municipality of Morbach (outlying centre of Haag), in the south on the municipalities of Merschbach and Gräfendhron, in the west on the municipalities of Berglicht and Neumagen-Dhron (outlying centre of Papiermühle) and in the north on the municipality of Piesport (outlying centre of Niederemmel).

HistoryEdit

Local finds from Hallstatt and La Tène times are displayed at the Trier Rhenish State Museum. The village had its first documentary mention in a pledge document from Count Heinrich at Salm issued on 1 December 1281. As a result of the turmoil of the French Revolution, Horath lay under French rule beginning about 1800. In 1814 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Argent a cross gules surmounted by a two-handled jug Or.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Horath is a rural residential community. There are small businesses serving local demands.

Established businessesEdit

In the Drahtwerk Horath (wireworks), however, Horath has an important industrial business as well.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat

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