Biebesheim am Rhein
|Biebesheim am Rhein|
|• Mayor||Thomas Schell|
|• Total||18.68 km2 (7.21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||88 m (289 ft)|
|• Density||370/km2 (950/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Biebesheim borders in the north on the community of Stockstadt, in the east on the town of Riedstadt, in the south on the town of Gernsheim, and in the west on the communities of Hamm, Eich and Gimbsheim (all in Alzey-Worms).
Biebesheim has only one constituent community.
Biebesheim's council is made up of 31 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 March 2006:
Note: FWB is a citizens' coalition.
Coat of arms
Biebesheim's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: In gules a horseshoe, ends downturned, argent.
The heraldic charge – the horseshoe – is known from a village seal dating from 1546, but could be older than that. The actual arms bearing the horseshoe from the old seal were granted in 1926.
Biebesheim maintains partnership links with:
- Romilly-sur-Andelle, département of Eure, Normandy, France since 1971
- Palo-del-Colle near Bari, Italy since 1986
Economy and infrastructure
- Biebesheim is a HIM GmbH location, the central incineration facility for toxins and industrial waste in Hesse.