Friesenheim, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Friesenheim
Coat of arms of Friesenheim
Coat of arms
Friesenheim is located in Germany
Friesenheim
Friesenheim
Coordinates: 49°50′11″N 8°15′24″E / 49.83639°N 8.25667°E / 49.83639; 8.25667Coordinates: 49°50′11″N 8°15′24″E / 49.83639°N 8.25667°E / 49.83639; 8.25667
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc. Nierstein-Oppenheim
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Held
Area
 • Total 3.47 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Elevation 167 m (548 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 681
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55278
Dialling codes 06737
Vehicle registration MZ
Website www.friesenheim-rheinhessen.de

Friesenheim 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]

The municipality lies between Mainz and Worms and is an agriculturally oriented community. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Nierstein-Oppenheim, whose seat is in Oppenheim.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

These are 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:

SPD FWG Total
2004 2 10 12 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Ortsbürgermeister[edit]

The Ortsbürgermeister – mayor of the Ortsgemeinde – is Gerhard Held.

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s 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.