Westernohe

Westernohe

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

Geography

Location

The community lies in the Westerwald between Siegen (34 km to the north), Wetzlar (28 km to the east) and Limburg (24 km to the south). Westernohe belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rennerod, a kind of collective municipality found only in Rhineland-Palatinate. Its seat is in the like-named town. Westernohe itself is seat of the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg (DPSG).

History

In 1059, Westernohe had its first documentary mention as Westernaha.

Politics

Community council

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

Economy and infrastructure

Transport

Bundesstraße 54, linking Limburg an der Lahn with Siegen, runs 3 km west of the community. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Herborn on the A 45 (DortmundAschaffenburg), some 22 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

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