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Location of Norken within Westerwaldkreis district
Coordinates: 50°40′22″N 7°53′52″E / 50.67278°N 7.89778°E / 50.67278; 7.89778Coordinates: 50°40′22″N 7°53′52″E / 50.67278°N 7.89778°E / 50.67278; 7.89778
Bad Marienberg (Westerwald)
5.99 km (2.31 sq mi)
458 m (1,503 ft)
170/km (430/sq mi)
Norken is an Ortsgemeinde - a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde - in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
3.1 Community council,
4 Regular events,
5 Economy and infrastructure
7 External links,
The community lies in the Westerwald between Limburg and Siegen on the boundary with North Rhine-Westphalia. The community is also between the Große Nister and Kleine Nister. Norken belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bad Marienberg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.
In 1262, Norken had its first documentary mention.
The council is made up of 16 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
At Easter, the traditional Eierschibbeln - a kind of Easter egg roll - is celebrated.
Economy and infrastructure:
Running right near the community is Bundesstraße 414, leading from Herborn to Altenkirchen. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Siegen and Wilnsdorf on the A 45 (Dortmund-Hanau), some 26 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.
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