Seelbach (Westerwald)

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Seelbach (Westerwald)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 39 ′  N , 7 ° 34 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 200 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.99 km 2
Residents: 294 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 98 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57632
Area code : 02685
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 103
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Website :
Local Mayor : Wilfried Klein
Location of the local community Seelbach (Westerwald) in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Friesenhagen Harbach (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Niederfischbach Mudersbach Brachbach Kirchen (Sieg) Herdorf Daaden Emmerzhausen Mauden Derschen Nisterberg Friedewald (Westerwald) Weitefeld Niederdreisbach Schutzbach Grünebach Alsdorf (Westerwald) Betzdorf Scheuerfeld Wallmenroth Willroth Krunkel Horhausen (Westerwald) Pleckhausen Güllesheim Obersteinebach Niedersteinebach Bürdenbach Eulenberg (Westerwald) Peterslahr Rott (Westerwald) Burglahr Oberlahr Eichen (Westerwald) Seifen (Westerwald) Seelbach (Westerwald) Flammersfeld Kescheid Reiferscheid Berzhausen Obernau (Westerwald) Walterschen Schürdt Orfgen Ziegenhain (Westerwald) Giershausen Katzwinkel (Sieg) Birken-Honigsessen Wissen (Stadt) Hövels Mittelhof Nauroth Elkenroth Rosenheim (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Kausen Dickendorf Malberg (Westerwald) Steinebach/Sieg Fensdorf Gebhardshain Elben (Westerwald) Steineroth Molzhain Selbach (Sieg) Forst (bei Wissen, Sieg) Bitzen Etzbach Roth (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Bruchertseifen Fürthen Hamm (Sieg) Seelbach bei Hamm (Sieg) Breitscheidt Pracht Birkenbeul Niederirsen Kircheib Hirz-Maulsbach Fiersbach Mehren (Westerwald) Rettersen Ersfeld Hasselbach (Westerwald) Forstmehren Kraam Werkhausen Oberirsen Weyerbusch Hemmelzen Neitersen Birnbach Ölsen Schöneberg (Westerwald) Stürzelbach Fluterschen Oberwambach Berod bei Hachenburg Gieleroth Almersbach Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Michelbach (Westerwald) Ingelbach Sörth Mammelzen Eichelhardt Idelberg Isert Helmeroth Racksen Volkerzen Hilgenroth Obererbach (Westerwald) Bachenberg Busenhausen Heupelzen Wölmersen Kettenhausen Helmenzen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Westerwaldkreis Landkreis Neuwiedmap
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Seelbach (Westerwald) is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .


Seelbach is about three kilometers east of Flammersfeld . The Wied flows through the village .

The hamlet of Bettgenhausen also belongs to Seelbach .


Seelbach belonged to the parish of Flammersfeld in the county of Sayn and was first mentioned in the documents of the parish court in 1569. After the division of the County of Sayn, Seelbach belonged to the County of Sayn-Hachenburg until 1799 . Until 1806 the place was under the rule of Nassau-Weilburg and until 1815 it belonged to the Duchy of Nassau . In 1815 the region was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia , and from an administrative point of view, Seelbach belonged to the Flammersfeld mayor in the newly formed Altenkirchen district in 1816 .

Around 1900 the community built a bridge over the Wied, which until then could only be crossed by a ford . In 1911 the "Flammersfeld train station" was built in Seelbach, and until 1968 there was a separate elementary school in Seelbach , where eight years were taught in one room. Das Rote Haus eV has been organizing a music and cabaret program since the 1980s .

Since 1946 the place has belonged to the then newly created state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Population development

The development of the population of Seelbach, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 160
1835 183
1871 200
1905 242
1939 260
year Residents
1950 333
1961 310
1970 343
1987 279
2005 350


Municipal council

The municipal council in Seelbach (Westerwald) consists of eight council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.


Wilfried Klein became the local mayor of Seelbach in 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office for another five years with a share of the vote of 69.59%.


There is an agricultural business in the village as well as several small craft, commercial and service businesses.


Web links

Commons : Seelbach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 1, 2017 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 9 (PDF; 1.9 MB).
  3. ^ Hellmuth Gensicke : Landesgeschichte des Westerwaldes . 3. Edition. Historical Commission for Nassau, Wiesbaden 1999, page 433; ISBN 3-922244-80-7
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Seelbach. Accessed December 31, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 57th result line. Accessed December 31, 2019 .