Schifferstadt

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For the architectural museum and oldest standing house in Frederick, Maryland, see Schifferstadt (Frederick, Maryland).
Schifferstadt
Goldener Hut in Schifferstadt 1.jpg
Coat of arms of Schifferstadt
Coat of arms
Schifferstadt is located in Germany
Schifferstadt
Schifferstadt
Coordinates: 49°23′N 8°22′E / 49.383°N 8.367°E / 49.383; 8.367Coordinates: 49°23′N 8°22′E / 49.383°N 8.367°E / 49.383; 8.367
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Ilona Volk (Alliance '90/The Greens)
Area
 • Total 28.04 km2 (10.83 sq mi)
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 19,011
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67105
Dialling codes 06235
Vehicle registration RP
Website www.schifferstadt.de

Schifferstadt is a town in the Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. If not including Ludwigshafen(the district free city that is the capital of Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis), Schifferstadt is the only urban municipality in the Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis.

It is situated approximately 12 km southwest of Ludwigshafen and 6 km northwest of Speyer.

History[edit]

In 1835 the Golden Hat of Schifferstadt was found nearby, the oldest of four known hats of that kind, dated to 1400-1300 BC.

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the coat of arms of Schifferstadt is: „In Blau ein stilisiertes goldenes Schiff mit vorne angelehntem, aufrechtem goldenem Ruder, daraus wachsend ein silbernes Kreuz.“ “In blue a stylized golden ship, with an upright golden oar, and a silver cross”

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