|• Mayor||Stefan Ebling (SPD)|
|• Total||7.49 km2 (2.89 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Uelversheim lies between Mainz and Worms, in the “Heart of Rhenish Hesse”, and belongs to the Berggemeinden (“Mountain Municipalities”, besides Uelversheim these are the neighbouring centres of Weinolsheim, Dolgesheim and Eimsheim)
Uelversheim is a typical winegrowing centre, with almost a fourth of its area given over to this pursuit. Wine is also grown in an exclave between Dienheim and Guntersblum, which along with the actual community forms part of Uelversheim’s municipal area.
Uelversheim is part of the Verbandsgemeinde Rhein-Selz.
The Municipal Council is made up of 17 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:
(as of municipal election held on 13 June 2004)
Culture and sightseeing
The Evangelical church was built in 1722 by a master builder from Freiburg in the unique shape of a regular octagon. It is to this unusual church that the Uelversheim nickname die Merkwerdische can be traced, merkwerdisch being a local variation of the German word merkwürdig – “odd”.
The village’s well known festivals are Fassenacht with two regularly sold-out “sessions”, the Sport Week held by TSV Uelversheim with the Traditionsjedermannturnier (“Traditional Everyman Tournament”), the kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) with its famous kermis parade and kermis youth, the Keller-Dudde-Fest organized by the men’s singing club and the AVT-Hakorennen (race) held every other year.
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