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Burbach is a municipality in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Burbach, North Rhine-Westphalia Wikipedia
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.
The community of Burbach consists of the following subdivisions: Burbach, Gilsbach, Holzhausen, Lippe, Lützeln, Niederdresselndorf, Oberdresselndorf, Wahlbach, Würgendorf.
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
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.
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.
Well known businesses in Burbach are:Expert Klein
Hering Bau (tracklaying)
Heusel Kälte- und Klimatechnik
MHP Mannesmann Präzisrohr
Orica, Werk Würgendorf (formerly Dynamit Nobel AG)
razorcom it service
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