Motten

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Motten
Coat of arms of Motten
Coat of arms
Motten is located in Germany
Motten
Motten
Coordinates: 50°24′N 9°46′E / 50.400°N 9.767°E / 50.400; 9.767Coordinates: 50°24′N 9°46′E / 50.400°N 9.767°E / 50.400; 9.767
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Bad Kissingen
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Jochen Vogel (Wählergemeinschaft)
Area
 • Total 23.80 km2 (9.19 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,747
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97786
Dialling codes 09748
Vehicle registration KG
Website www.motten.de

Motten is a municipality in the district of Bad Kissingen in Bavaria in Germany.

Divisions of the municipality[edit]

The municipality consists of the following towns:

  • Kothen
  • Motten
  • Speicherz

History[edit]

Motten originally belonged to the Bishop of Fulda, and was secularized in 1803 and given to Archduke Ferdinand of Orange. In 1806, it became part of the Province of Fulde in France. In the Congress of Vienna in 1815, it was given to Austria. Since the Treaty of Munich of 1816, it has belonged to Bavaria.

On the evening of October 22, 2005, a tornado destroyed parts of the industrial district.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1970 1617
1987 1641
2002 1946
2005 1935

Coat of arms[edit]

A black Templar's cross on a diagonal silver band, with a crown above and a gold thistle blossom below on a black background.

Economy[edit]

Motten has had a brewery since the 16th century.

In 1998, there were 242 businesses in the municipality. In 1999, there were 54 agricultural businesses, with 837 ha under cultivation, 227 ha in fields, and 606 ha in pasture.

External links[edit]

Will Bier is the name of the Brewery.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.