Dernbach, Westerwaldkreis

Dernbach
Coat of arms of Dernbach
Dernbach is located in Germany
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Dernbach
Coordinates 50°27′31″N 7°47′14″E / 50.45861°N 7.78722°E / 50.45861; 7.78722Coordinates: 50°27′31″N 7°47′14″E / 50.45861°N 7.78722°E / 50.45861; 7.78722
Administration
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Wirges
Mayor Joachim Letschert
Basic statistics
Area 8.73 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m  (853 ft)
Population 2,344 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density 268 /km2 (695 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WW
Postal code 56428
Area code 02602

Dernbach (Westerwald) is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It became nationally known for the Catholic order of the Dernbach Sisters.

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Geography

Location

The community lies north of Montabaur in the Nassau Nature Park. Since 1971 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Wirges, a kind of collective municipality.

History

In 1220, Dernbach had its first documentary mention as derinbach after the then baron.

Community council

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

Economy and infrastructure

Economy

Dernbach is headquarters to SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG, a corporation active in wind energy component manufacturing, steel construction, and silo, pipeline and facility building.

Transport

East of the community runs Bundesstraße 255 between Montabaur und Rennerod. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 3 km away. The junction between the A 3 and the A 48 is called the Dernbacher Dreieck, or “Dernbach Triangle”. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which crosses under the community’s western edge through the Dernbach Tunnel. Dernbach lies on the Unterwesterwaldbahn (railway) to Limburg and Siershahn.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Maria Katharina Kasper (1820–1898), beatified founder of an order, the Arme Dienstmägde Jesu Christi (“Poor Serving Maids of Jesus Christ”)

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.



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