Mauer (Baden)

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Mauer
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Mauer
Coat of arms
Mauer is located in Germany
Mauer
Mauer
Coordinates: 49°20′20″N 08°47′55″E / 49.33889°N 8.79861°E / 49.33889; 8.79861Coordinates: 49°20′20″N 08°47′55″E / 49.33889°N 8.79861°E / 49.33889; 8.79861
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor John Ehret
Area
 • Total 6.30 km2 (2.43 sq mi)
Elevation 131 m (430 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,934
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 69256
Dialling codes 06226
Vehicle registration HD
Website www.gemeinde-mauer.de

Mauer is a village in south western Germany. It is located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim in the Rhein-Neckar district in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Mauer is the location where the first remains of Homo heidelbergensis were found. The remains, a jaw, were discovered in 1907 in the local quarry by Daniel Hartmann, a worker there.

On 1 June 2012, John Ehret (no party) took office as mayor. He is thought to be the first black mayor in Germany.[2]

References[edit]

  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. 
  2. ^ "Germany elects first ever black mayor". The Local. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-09.