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Burbach, North Rhine Westphalia

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Country  Germany
Admin. region  Arnsberg
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  79.66 km²
Local time  Tuesday 1:19 AM
Dialling code  02736
State  North Rhine-Westphalia
District  Siegen-Wittgenstein
Postal codes  57299
Postal code  57299
Population  14,456 (30 Jun 2010)
Administrative region  Arnsberg
Burbach, North Rhine-Westphalia
Weather  3°C, Wind NW at 14 km/h, 98% Humidity

Burbach is a municipality in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Map of Burbach, Germany


Burbach is located in Siegen-Wittgenstein district on the river Heller, about 15 km south of Siegen.Burbach also is a community in the southern part of the state Northrhine Westphalia.

Constituent divisions

The community of Burbach consists of the following subdivisions: Burbach, Gilsbach, Holzhausen, Lippe, Lützeln, Niederdresselndorf, Oberdresselndorf, Wahlbach, Würgendorf.

Municipal council

The council's 32 seats are apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 25 May 2014:

  • CDU 19 seats
  • SPD 10 seats
  • Greens 3 seats
  • Coat of arms

    Burbach's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: Party per pale, dexter in azure spangled with billets Or a two-tailed lion rampant Or armed and langued gules, sinister in Or three lozenges sable arranged vertically.

    The lion stands for the princely House of Nassau-Siegen. The three lozenges (diamonds) come from the Lords of Seelbach, who held sway over the community in the Middle Ages.

    The current civic coat of arms is based on the now abolished Amt's arms, and was granted in 1970. The local court for Burbach and Seelbach was already using the combination of a lion and diamonds by the 15th century.[1]


    Running through the northeast of the municipal area is Autobahn A 45 (Sauerlandlinie). As well, the municipal area is connected in the east to Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 54, which runs from Siegen towards Limburg an der Lahn. Bus connections are provided by the Westphalia-South Transport Community (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Westfalen-Süd; VGWS) running to all neighbouring communities.

    The community is directly connected to the Deutsche Bahn railway network by the Hellertalbahn railway running from Haiger to Betzdorf.

    In the southern municipal area lies the Siegerland Airport.

    Established businesses

    Well known businesses in Burbach are:

  • Expert Klein
  • Foto-Drogerie-Kosmetik Bräuer
  • Georgi Transporte
  • Hering Bau (tracklaying)
  • Heusel Kälte- und Klimatechnik
  • SOPREMA-KLEWA Dachbaustoffe
  • MHP Mannesmann Präzisrohr
  • Orica, Werk Würgendorf (formerly Dynamit Nobel AG)
  • razorcom it service
  • Rittal
  • WaldrichSiegen
  • IPG Photonics
  • Notable people

    Notable people associated with the town include:

  • Cem Islamoglu, Turkish-German football player
  • Wilhelm Killing, mathematician
  • Hermann Schmidt, German politician
  • Markus Waldrich, German football player
  • References

    Burbach, North Rhine-Westphalia Wikipedia

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