Ruppach-Goldhausen

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

Ruppach-Goldhausen
Coat of arms of Ruppach-Goldhausen
Coat of arms
Location of Ruppach-Goldhausen within Westerwaldkreis district
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Ruppach-Goldhausen is located in Germany
Ruppach-Goldhausen
Ruppach-Goldhausen
Ruppach-Goldhausen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Ruppach-Goldhausen
Ruppach-Goldhausen
Coordinates: 50°27′48″N 7°52′49″E / 50.46333°N 7.88028°E / 50.46333; 7.88028Coordinates: 50°27′48″N 7°52′49″E / 50.46333°N 7.88028°E / 50.46333; 7.88028
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Montabaur
Government
 • MayorKlaus Henkes
Area
 • Total4.41 km2 (1.70 sq mi)
Elevation
270 m (890 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,257
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
56412
Dialling codes02602
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.vg-montabaur.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The community lies in the Westerwald north of Montabaur on the edge of the Nassau Nature Park. Through the community flows the Ahrbach. The community belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

HistoryEdit

In 1289, Goldhausen had its first documentary mention as Golthusen.

AmalgamationsEdit

The two communities of Ruppach and Goldhausen merged in 1969 in the course of administrative reform.

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.

Coat of armsEdit

The upper part of the community's arms represent the union of the coats of arms borne by the Lords of Reifenberg and the nobles of Nassau-Spurkenburg. Serving as the model for the arms’ design was the former court seal of Ruppach from 1596. The step-shaped lower part of the arms symbolizes clay quarrying and the wavy fess stands for the Ahrbach.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 3 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stops are Montabaur station on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line and Koblenz on the Rechte Rheinstrecke. Goldhausen has a station on the Lower Westerwald Railway Unterwesterwaldbahn from Limburg to Siershahn.

ReferencesEdit

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

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