|• Mayor||Reinhold Köhler (CSU)|
|• Total||14.03 km2 (5.42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||121 m (397 ft)|
|• Density||290/km2 (750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Großwallstadt lies in the Bavarian Lower Main (Bayerischer Untermain) Region.
The community has only the Gemarkung (traditional rural cadastral area) of Großwallstadt.
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.
Within town limits, 3,011 inhabitants were counted in 1970, 3,345 in 1987 and in 2005 4,091.
Municipal taxes in 1999 amounted to €3,222,000 (converted), of which net business taxes amounted to €1,522,000.
Coat of arms
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.
Economy and infrastructure
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.
Großwallstadt lies on the Fränkischer Rotwein Wanderweg (“Franconian Red Wine Hiking Trail”)
As of 2005 the following institutions existed in Großwallstadt:
- Norbert Geis (b. 13 January 1939), politician (CSU)
- Manfred Hofmann (b. 30 January 1948), former world-class German handball goalkeeper
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