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Coat of arms of Gebhardshain
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Gebhardshain   is located in Germany
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Altenkirchen
Municipal assoc. Gebhardshain
 • Mayor Heiner Kölzer (CDU)
 • Total 5.97 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,889
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57580
Dialling codes 02747
Vehicle registration AK

Gebhardshain is a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Westerwald, approx. 20 km south-west of Siegen. Gebhardshain is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Gebhardshain.

Gebhardshain was mentioned for the first time in the year 1220. Gebhardshain belonged at that time to the nobility of those from Gervertzhagen and was assigned to the territory of the count von Sayn.

In 1378, these recognized prince elector of Trier as their liege lord. Therefore, Gebhardshain belonged both to the diocese Trier and to the archbishop's secular

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