Biebesheim am Rhein

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Biebesheim am Rhein
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Biebesheim am Rhein
Coat of arms
Biebesheim am Rhein   is located in Germany
Biebesheim am Rhein
Biebesheim am Rhein
Coordinates: 49°47′N 08°28′E / 49.783°N 8.467°E / 49.783; 8.467Coordinates: 49°47′N 08°28′E / 49.783°N 8.467°E / 49.783; 8.467
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Groß-Gerau
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Schell
Area
 • Total 18.68 km2 (7.21 sq mi)
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,881
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 64584
Dialling codes 06258
Vehicle registration GG
Website www.biebesheim.de

Biebesheim am Rhein is a community in Groß-Gerau district in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Biebesheim am Rhein lies in the Hessisches Ried, the northeastern section of the Rhine rift, west of Darmstadt and north of Worms. Frankfurt am Main is about 50 km away.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

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).

Constituent communities[edit]

Biebesheim has only one constituent community.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Biebesheim's council is made up of 31 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 March 2006:

SPD 12 seats
CDU 11 seats
Greens 4 seats
FWB 4 seats

Note: FWB is a citizens' coalition.

Coat of arms[edit]

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.[1]

Partnerships[edit]

Biebesheim maintains partnership links with:

Sightseeing[edit]

Bordering on Biebesheim's north is the Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue nature reserve, a piece of floodplain and wetland surrounded by the Rhine and the Old Rhine.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Established enterprises[edit]

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