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Friesenheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a , a kind of collective municipality – in the Verbandsgemeinde Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Geography [ edit ]
Location [ edit ]
The municipality lies between
Mainz and Worms and is an agriculturally oriented community. The winegrowing centre belongs to the , whose seat is in Verbandsgemeinde of Nierstein-Oppenheim Oppenheim.
Neighbouring municipalities [ edit ]
Köngernheim, Undenheim and Weinolsheim.
History [ edit ]
In 803, Friesenheim had its first documentary mention in the Codex Fuldensis when the
Frank Theotbald donated estates in Dubilesheim and Friesenheim to the Lorsch Abbey. Some researchers, though, link this entry in the Codex with Friesenheim in Alsace. The name’s meaning is “Friso’s Home”. Based on the name German word Friesen (“Frisians”), the reasonable assumption is the community was founded by Frisians.
Politics [ edit ]
Municipal council [ edit ]
The council is made up of 13 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:
(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)
Ortsbürgermeister [ edit ]
Ortsbürgermeister – mayor of the Ortsgemeinde – is Gerhard Held.
Coat of arms [ edit ]
arms might be described thus: Gules a lion rampant argent armed sable and crowned Or, and a chief of the second.
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
This article incorporates information from the . German Wikipedia