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

Rothenbach
Location of Rothenbach within Westerwaldkreis district
Rothenbach im Westerwaldkreis.png
Rothenbach is located in Germany
Rothenbach
Rothenbach
Rothenbach is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Rothenbach
Rothenbach
Coordinates: 50°33′51″N 7°54′12″E / 50.56417°N 7.90333°E / 50.56417; 7.90333Coordinates: 50°33′51″N 7°54′12″E / 50.56417°N 7.90333°E / 50.56417; 7.90333
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Westerburg
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorAxel Huber
Area
 • Total6.72 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Elevation
465 m (1,526 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total902
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56459
Dialling codes02663
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.westerburger-land.de

GeographyEdit

Rothenbach lies 8 km west of Westerburg. Since 1972 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Westerburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in Westerburg.

Rothenbach’s Ortsteile are Rothenbach, Obersayn and Himburg.

PoliticsEdit

The council is made up of 13 council members, including the mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Right through the community runs Bundesstraße 255, leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt). The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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