Untershausen

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Untershausen
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Location of Untershausen within Westerwaldkreis district
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Untershausen
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Untershausen
Coordinates: 50°24′3″N7°50′42″E / 50.40083°N 7.84500°E / 50.40083; 7.84500 Coordinates: 50°24′3″N7°50′42″E / 50.40083°N 7.84500°E / 50.40083; 7.84500
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Montabaur
Government
   Mayor (201924) Cornelia Baas [1]
Area
  Total1.92 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Elevation
335 m (1,099 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31) [2]
  Total492
  Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
56412
Dialling codes 02602
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.untershausen.de

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

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Geography

The community lies in the Westerwald south of Montabaur in the Nassau Nature Park. The community belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

History

In 1220, Untershausen had its first documentary mention as Bungelshausen.

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.

Coat of arms

The two red roses with green sepals and silver centres, with their Isenburg tinctures refer to the first documentary mention. The tinctures for law and wisdom, however, which the roses can also be said to have, recall the old Isenburg court's jurisdiction. The silver roof with its noteworthy ridge turret stands in the red point for the old bakehouse of Untershausen. The three-leafed beech twig stands with its green tincture for the forest and the Untershausen municipal area.

Economy and infrastructure

The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (Cologne Frankfurt), some 7 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stops are the railway stations at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line and Koblenz on the Rechte Rheinstrecke.

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References

  1. Direktwahlen 2019, Westerwaldkreis, Landeswahlleiter Rheinland-Pfalz, accessed 9 August 2021.
  2. "Bevölkerungsstand 2020, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2021.