Gaiberg

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Gaiberg
Downtown Gaiberg with City Hall and the Protestant Church
Downtown Gaiberg with City Hall and the Protestant Church
Coat of arms of Gaiberg
Coat of arms
Gaiberg   is located in Germany
Gaiberg
Gaiberg
Coordinates: 49°22′N 8°45′E / 49.367°N 8.750°E / 49.367; 8.750Coordinates: 49°22′N 8°45′E / 49.367°N 8.750°E / 49.367; 8.750
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Neckargemünd
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Gärtner
Area
 • Total 4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Elevation 293 m (961 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,094
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 69251
Dialling codes 06223
Vehicle registration HD

Gaiberg is a municipality in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis of Baden-Württemberg.

Geography[edit]

The state certified climatic health resort (Luftkurort) sits on the border of the Odenwald and the Kraichgau within the Neckartal-Odenwald national park, about 10 km south of Heidelberg.

To the south of Gaiberg lies Leimen. To the north and west lies Heidelberg. To the east lies Bammental.

History[edit]

The settlement which appeared in the late Middle Ages, was bought by Electorate of the Palatinate in 1419. In 1803 Gaiberg became part of Baden.

Government[edit]

Gaiberg belongs to the Neckargemünd municipal association. The seat of the municipal association is in Neckargemünd.

Municipal council[edit]

In addition to the chairperson and mayor, there are 12 councilors.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms is based on a court seal from 1751. It depicts a column next to a tree. The meaning of the symbols is not explained. In 1900 the municipality adopted the coat of arms at the suggestion of the General State Archiv.

The flag is green and white and was awarded by the Ministry of the Interior in 1956.

Sister cities[edit]

Flag of France.svg La Canourgue, France.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The municipality connect to the regional highway net by 8 km of state road to the exit Heidelberg/Schwetzingen of Bundesautobahn 5.

Education[edit]

In Gaiberg there is a primary and secondary school with a vocational school. Schools for further education can be found in Leimen and Heidelberg. There are Gymnasien in Neckargemünd and Bammental.

External links[edit]

(German) Official Website

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
  1. ^ [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013.