Großwallstadt

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Großwallstadt
Coat of arms of Großwallstadt
Coat of arms
Großwallstadt   is located in Germany
Großwallstadt
Großwallstadt
Coordinates: 49°53′N 9°10′E / 49.883°N 9.167°E / 49.883; 9.167Coordinates: 49°53′N 9°10′E / 49.883°N 9.167°E / 49.883; 9.167
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Miltenberg
Government
 • Mayor Reinhold Köhler (CSU)
Area
 • Total 14.03 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,088
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63868
Dialling codes 06022
Vehicle registration MIL
Website www.grosswallstadt.de

Großwallstadt (or Grosswallstadt) is a community in the Miltenberg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Großwallstadt lies in the Bavarian Lower Main (Bayerischer Untermain) Region.

The community has only the Gemarkung (traditional rural cadastral area) of Großwallstadt.

History[edit]

As part of the Archbishopric of Mainz, Großwallstadt passed at Secularization in 1803 to the newly formed Principality of Aschaffenburg, with which it passed in 1814 (by this time it had become a department of the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt) to Bavaria.

Population development[edit]

Within town limits, 3,011 inhabitants were counted in 1970, 3,345 in 1987 and in 2005 4,091.

Politics[edit]

The mayor is Roland Eppig (FW). In 2008 he succeeded Reinhold Köhler (CSU).

Municipal taxes in 1999 amounted to €3,222,000 (converted), of which net business taxes amounted to €1,522,000.

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms might be described thus: Gules a crown with two arches pearled ensigned with a cross Or, the whole surmounted by the letter W argent.

Although the example in this article appears purple (which would be “purpure” in English heraldry), the German blazon clearly states In Rot… (that is, “In red…”). Hence, the word “gules” has been used above.

The arms come from an emblem from 1755 that was on the parish church’s façade. The crown and the W refer to the community’s former names of Königswallstadt (“King’s Wallstadt”) and Wallstadt Regis (the same, regis being the Latin genitive of rex – “king”). The tinctures argent and gules (silver and red) refer to the community’s feudal overlord, the Archbishopric of Mainz.

The arms have been borne since 1957.[2]

Sports[edit]

TV 1888 Großwallstadt is the only Bavarian representative in the men’s Handball-Bundesliga. The club was German Bundesliga Champions in 1978.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

According to official statistics, there were 29 workers on the social welfare contribution rolls working in agriculture and forestry in 1998. In producing businesses this was 801, and in trade and transport 102. In other areas, 139 workers on the social welfare contribution rolls were employed, and 1,536 such workers worked from home. There were 16 processing businesses. Three businesses were in construction.

The biggest employer, with roughly 1,000 employees is Ciba Vision GmbH, which deals in research, development, manufacture and marketing of contact lenses and products for their care.

Transport[edit]

Großwallstadt lies on the Fränkischer Rotwein Wanderweg (“Franconian Red Wine Hiking Trail”)

Education[edit]

As of 2005 the following institutions existed in Großwallstadt:

Famous people[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.