|• Mayor||Franz Mersch|
|• Total||4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)|
|Elevation||244 m (801 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The municipality lies southwest of Mainz in the Welzbach valley and is characterized by agriculture. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Gau-Algesheim, whose seat is in the like-named town.
In 933, Nieder-Hilbersheim had its first documentary mention in a document from the Seligenstadt Abbey.
In the endowment letter from the Disbodenberg Monastery in 1108, Nieder-Hilbersheim is mentioned for the first time as Hilbriedesheim
After 1300, the name Nieder-Hilbersheim first came up in documents.
In 1334 a church is mentioned for the first time, and is believed to have been consecrated to Saint Martin, which yielded today’s coat of arms, which show Saint Martin cutting a piece of his cloak off for a beggar. At this point, the community belonged to the Electorate of the Palatinate Oberamt of Stromberg.
The council is made up of 12 council members, not counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:
(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)
Culture and sightseeing
The Nieder-Hilbersheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) is always held on the second weekend in September. A farmer’s and craftsman’s market is held each year on the third weekend in October.
Economy and infrastructure
Nieder-Hilbersheim grows grapes for both white and red wine, and also fruit and asparagus.
Nieder-Hilbersheim has a municipal kindergarten.
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