Siershahn

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

Siershahn
Coat of arms of Siershahn
Coat of arms
Location of Siershahn within Westerwaldkreis district
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Siershahn is located in Germany
Siershahn
Siershahn
Siershahn is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Siershahn
Siershahn
Coordinates: 50°29′11″N 7°46′47″E / 50.48639°N 7.77972°E / 50.48639; 7.77972Coordinates: 50°29′11″N 7°46′47″E / 50.48639°N 7.77972°E / 50.48639; 7.77972
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Wirges
Government
 • MayorGustav Böckling
Area
 • Total4.43 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Elevation
290 m (950 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,887
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56427
Dialling codes02623
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.siershahn.de

HistoryEdit

Clay finds from La Tène times have been unearthed here. In 1211, Siershahn had its first documentary mention as Sigarshagen.

PoliticsEdit

Community councilEdit

The council is made up of 21 council members, with the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Allocation of seats in the municipal council:[2]

Wahl CDU FWG BLS Total
2009 9 8 3 20 seats
2004 8 8 4 20 seats

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Siershahn's biggest firm, and the one richest in tradition is Cera Tech (formerly Keramchemie), still employing most of the villagers. Nearby, during the Second World War, was a prison camp.

Siershahn has several bypass roads so that heavy vehicles do not drive through the community as they once did.

TransportEdit

The nearest Autobahn interchange is Mogendorf on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 2 km away. Siershahn was once an important railway hub between Limburg, Gießen and Cologne. All passenger services were closed over the years, except for the line to Limburg. The line to Au is used for freight and it is sometimes used for tourist services. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is Montabaur station on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
  2. ^ "Local Elections Rhineland-Palatinate 2009" (in German). Retrieved 17 June 2013.