Eibelstadt

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Eibelstadt
Coat of arms of Eibelstadt
Coat of arms
Eibelstadt   is located in Germany
Eibelstadt
Eibelstadt
Coordinates: 49°43′25.97″N 10°0′3.35″E / 49.7238806°N 10.0009306°E / 49.7238806; 10.0009306Coordinates: 49°43′25.97″N 10°0′3.35″E / 49.7238806°N 10.0009306°E / 49.7238806; 10.0009306
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Würzburg
Municipal assoc. Eibelstadt
Government
 • Mayor Heinz Koch (SPD)
Area
 • Total 7.07 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,797
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97246
Dialling codes 09303
Vehicle registration
Website www.eibelstadt.de

Eibelstadt is a town in the district of Würzburg, in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Eibelstadt is situated among vineyards on the right bank of the Main, 10 km southeast of Würzburg.

History[edit]

The city was founded in 787 in the time of Charles the Great. In 1434 German Emperor Sigismund bestowed municipal rights after the civilians had supported his war against the Hussites. In the course of an administrative reform in Bavaria today's municipality was built in 1818.

Population dynamics[edit]

Population increased from 2,023 in 1970, to 2,279 in 1987 and to 2,838 in 2000.

Politics[edit]

Heinz Koch (SPD) has been the mayor of Eibelstadt since 1990. The tax income in 1999 was ~1523 T€, including approximately 263 T€ from business taxes.

City council[edit]

The 15 seats of the city council are distributed among the parties as follows:

(as of March 2002)

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms consists of a half of a black lion with a golden crown. He grasps a rounded grape-vine with leaves and blue grapes in his pawns.

Sights and culture[edit]

Sights[edit]

  • completely preserved city wall (including the "Kereturm" (tower) from 1573)
  • city square with a golden Marian column
  • baroque building which formerly was the location of the "Würzburger Domkapitels"
  • Church St. Nikolaus

Museums[edit]

  • Museum of local history
  • City archive

Music[edit]

Two male choirs (ATGV and Liederkranz), one female choir (AGTV), two mixed choirs (Heart and Soul; Sound of Downtown) as well as a two traditional bands.

Economy & Public transport[edit]

Economy[edit]

As of 1998 927 people were subject to social contribution, out of which 23 people were working in agriculture, 169 in industry, 274 in commerce and 153 people in other areas. There are six businesses in the building sector and 62 in agriculture. 140 ha land were used agriculturally, including 120 ha vineyards.

Public transport[edit]

The city is located at the Bundesstraße B 13, approximately 2 km from the highway exit "Würzburg-Randersacker" of the Autobahn A3. The closest train station can be found in Winterhausen, ca. 4 km from Eibelstadt.

Education[edit]

  • Kindergarten including a nursery school
  • Elementary school: 11 teacher and 274 students
  • Library

Higher education available in Ochsenfurt and Würzburg.

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