Meinhard

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Meinhard
Coat of arms of Meinhard
Coat of arms
Meinhard is located in Germany
Meinhard
Meinhard
Coordinates: 51°01′N 10°10′E / 51.017°N 10.167°E / 51.017; 10.167Coordinates: 51°01′N 10°10′E / 51.017°N 10.167°E / 51.017; 10.167
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Werra-Meißner-Kreis
Subdivisions 11 districts
Government
 • Mayor Hans Giller
Area
 • Total 59.52 km2 (22.98 sq mi)
Elevation 363 m (1,191 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,828
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37276
Dialling codes 05651
Vehicle registration ESW
Website www.meinhard.de

Meinhard is a community in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The community lies in the North Hesse Low Mountain Range landscape on the edge of the Werra valley, 3 km from the district seat of Eschwege.

Near Meinhard-Frieda, the Frieda empties into the Werra. After heavy rainfall, it can swell into a fast-running river that can wash the bank of the Werra away. On the bank facing Meinhard-Jestädt, the Wehre empties into the Werra.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Meinhard borders in the northeast and the east on the communities of Volkerode, Pfaffschwende, Kella and Geismar (all four in Thuringia’s Eichsfeld district), in the southeast on the town of Wanfried, in the south and west on the town of Eschwege and in the northwest on the town of Bad Sooden-Allendorf (all three in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis).

Constituent communities[edit]

The community’s seven Ortsteile are Frieda, Grebendorf (administrative seat), Hitzelrode, Jestädt, Neuerode, Motzenrode and Schwebda.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The municipal election held on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results:

Parties and voter communities %
2006
Seats
2006
%
2001
Seats
2001
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 18.5 6 16.7 5
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 58.2 18 60.6 19
F.D.P./ÜWG F.D.P./ÜWG 23.3 7 22.7 7
Total 100.0 31 100.0 31
Voter turnout in % 62.1 64.3

Mayor[edit]

Mayor Hans Giller (SPD) was reëlected on 2 December 2007 with 89.1% of the vote. He had no opponents. Voter turnout was 39.0%.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

  • Ruins of Schwebda Castle (moated)

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Through Bundesstraße 249 (Eschwege-Mühlhausen), which runs right through the community, Meinhard is linked to the highway network.

Famous people[edit]

References[edit]

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.