Sandhausen

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Sandhausen
Old town hall
Old town hall
Coat of arms of Sandhausen
Coat of arms
Sandhausen   is located in Germany
Sandhausen
Sandhausen
Coordinates: 49°20′38″N 08°39′29″E / 49.34389°N 8.65806°E / 49.34389; 8.65806Coordinates: 49°20′38″N 08°39′29″E / 49.34389°N 8.65806°E / 49.34389; 8.65806
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Georg Kletti (CDU)
Area
 • Total 14.55 km2 (5.62 sq mi)
Elevation 107 m (351 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,476
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 69207
Dialling codes 06224
Vehicle registration HD
Website www.sandhausen.de

Sandhausen is a municipality in the district of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 7 km south of Heidelberg.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Sandhausen belongs to the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan region.

History[edit]

The first recorded mention of Sandhausen (or "Santhusen") was in 1262. Sandhausen is named after the ice-age sand dunes that border the municipality. As early as Roman times, a settlement called "Lochheim" existed in the area.

Politics[edit]

Mayor[edit]

The mayor of Sandhausen is Georg Kletti (CDU). Previous mayors were as follows:

  • 1954–1981: Walter Reinhard
  • 1981–2005: Erich Bertsch

Economy and Infrastructure[edit]

Economy[edit]

In the past, hops were grown in Sandhausen. The tobacco industry, which thrived in Sandhausen in the past, is now restricted to the rural parish of Bruchhausen.

Transport[edit]

Schools[edit]

Sandhausen has the following schools:

  • Theodor Heuss primary school
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Hauptschule with Werkrealschule
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium
  • Pestalozzi-Förderschule
  • Music school ("Südliche Bergstraße")

Sport[edit]

The football club SV Sandhausen plays in the Hardtwaldstadion on the outskirts of the town. The club counts as the smallest professional football club in Germany playing the second division of the German league (2.Bundesliga, season 2012/13).

People[edit]

  • Markus Friedrich Wendelin (born 1584 in Sandhausen), theologian and educator
  • Selçuk Alibaz (born 1989 in Sandhausen), footballer

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