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Erbach, Rhineland Palatinate

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Country  Germany
District  Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis
Elevation  410 m (1,350 ft)
Area  165 ha
Postal code  55494
Dialling code  06764
State  Rhineland-Palatinate
Municipal assoc.  Rheinböllen
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Local time  Sunday 12:09 AM
Population  239 (31 Dec 2008)
Erbach, Rhineland-Palatinate
Weather  4°C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 69% Humidity

Erbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rheinböllen, whose seat is in the town of the same name.

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Map of Erbach, Germany

Location

The municipality lies in the eastern Hunsrück right on the Autobahn A 61. Southeast of the village is the edge of the Binger Wald (Bingen Forest).

History

Erbach belonged to the Electorate of the Palatinate Altes Gericht (“Old Court”). Beginning in 1794, Erbach lay under French rule. In 1814 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Population development

What follows is a table of the municipality’s population figures for selected years since the early 19th century (each time at 31 December):

Municipal council

The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

Mayor

Erbach’s mayor is Paul Schirra.

Buildings

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:

  • Saint John the Baptist’s Catholic Church (Kirche St. Johannes der Täufer), Hauptstraße – quarrystone aisleless church, 1730
  • References

    Erbach, Rhineland-Palatinate Wikipedia


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