|• Mayor||Hans-Erich Blodt (SPD)|
|• Total||10.51 km2 (4.06 sq mi)|
|Elevation||148 m (486 ft)|
|• Density||330/km2 (850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The council is made up of 21 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:
|SPD||CDU||FWG||Grüne Alternative Liste||Total|
(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per pale sable and Or two lions combattant, the dexter of the second armed, langued and crowned gules, the sinister with double tail of the third armed and langued azure.
Culture and sightseeing
The Essenheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) was once held in late August, but since 2007, it has been held on the second weekend in September.
Essenheim also celebrates a canons’ festival (Domherrnfest). Besides selected wines, the street and courtyard festival offers a great many culinary highlights with background music by various artists.
Economy and infrastructure
Essenheim is characterized by winegrowing and fruitgrowing.
- The municipality lies right near the Autobahn A 63 with its Nieder-Olm interchange (4).
- A Deutsche Bahn railway station is to be found in the neighbouring town of Nieder-Olm.
- Two city bus routes run right through Essenheim, routes 71 and 650, both towards either Stadecken or the main railway station in Mainz.
- Chronik des Dorfes Essenheim bei Mainz. Zugleich die Geschichte der Freireligiösen Gemeinde Essenheim; nach den Aufzeichnungen des Johann Probst, 1864. - Mainz: Freireligiöse Gemeinde, 1992. - 44 pp.
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