Dienheim

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Dienheim
Coat of arms of Dienheim
Coat of arms
Dienheim   is located in Germany
Dienheim
Dienheim
Coordinates: 49°50′25″N 8°21′2″E / 49.84028°N 8.35056°E / 49.84028; 8.35056Coordinates: 49°50′25″N 8°21′2″E / 49.84028°N 8.35056°E / 49.84028; 8.35056
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc. Rhein-Selz
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Jochem
Area
 • Total 9.90 km2 (3.82 sq mi)
Elevation 90-120 m (−300 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,157
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55276
Dialling codes 06133
Vehicle registration MZ
Website www.dienheim.de

Dienheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Dienheim lies between Mainz and Worms, in Rhenish Hesse. The winemaking centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Rhein-Selz, whose seat is in Oppenheim.

History[edit]

In the 8th century, Dienheim had its first documentary mention. The village passed in Charlemagne’s time to the Fulda Abbey. Later it ended up as an Imperial pledge in Electoral Palatinate’s ownership.[2]

From the early 13th century, the Barons of Dienheim are witnessed, later, from the 16th to 18th century, being assigned to the Rhenish Knightly District’s (Rheinischer Ritterkreis) canton of Oberrheinstrom.[3]

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Town council[edit]

The council is made up of 17 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

SPD CDU FWG Total
2004 5 4 7 16 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale sable and argent a lion rampant Or armed gules and a cross of the first.[4]

Town partnerships[edit]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Highways[edit]

The municipality lies on Bundesstraße 9 linking Mainz with Worms. Since December 2007, the B 9, which had until then run through the built-up area, has run instead along a bypass alongside the railway line.

The Autobahnen A 60 and A 63 can each be reached in roughly 20 minutes.

Local public transport[edit]

Once the Mainz-Ludwigshafen railway line is integrated into the RheinNeckar S-Bahn in 2015, there will be a stop somewhere near the sporting ground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden am 31.12.2012". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2013. 
  2. ^ Gerhard Köbler, Historisches Lexikon der deutschen Länder: Die deutschen Territorien vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart, 3., verbesserte, um ein Register erweiterte Auflage, C. H. Beck, München 1990, Dienheim (Reichsdorf) p. 110.
  3. ^ Gerhard Köbler, Historisches Lexikon der deutschen Länder: Die deutschen Territorien vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart, 3., verbesserte, um ein Register erweiterte Auflage, C. H. Beck, München 1990, Dienheim (Freiherren, Reichsritter) p. 110.
  4. ^ The tinctures named here are the ones in the German blazon; the Or (gold) and gules (red) are not rendered in the image of the arms used in this article

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.