Nisterau

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

Nisterau
Coat of arms of Nisterau
Coat of arms
Location of Nisterau within Westerwaldkreis district
Nisterau im Westerwaldkreis.png
Nisterau is located in Germany
Nisterau
Nisterau
Nisterau is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Nisterau
Nisterau
Coordinates: 50°39′46″N 7°58′48″E / 50.66278°N 7.98000°E / 50.66278; 7.98000Coordinates: 50°39′46″N 7°58′48″E / 50.66278°N 7.98000°E / 50.66278; 7.98000
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Bad Marienberg (Westerwald)
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorFriedel Pfeiffer
Area
 • Total3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total821
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56472
Dialling codes02661
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.nisterau.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The community lies in the Westerwald between Limburg and Siegen. Nisterau belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bad Marienberg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

Constituent communitiesEdit

Nisterau's Ortsteile are Bach and Pfuhl.

HistoryEdit

About 1300, Pfuhl had its first documentary mention, with Bach's name first appearing in writing in 1416. Both were once independent communities, but were united on 1 March 1969.

ReligionEdit

Fifty-six percent of Nisterauers are Evangelical and 14.7% are Catholic.

PoliticsEdit

Community councilEdit

The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Coat of armsEdit

The tinctures and the charge of the lion in the community's arms refer to the community's former allegiance to the Duchy of Nassau and the later Prussian province of the same name. Also, the two waves symbolize the Große Nister and Kleine Nister, brooks that also form the community's natural boundaries.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Running right near the community is Bundesstraße 414, leading from Driedorf-Hohenroth to Hachenburg. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Haiger/Burbach on the A 45 (DortmundHanau), some 20 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit