Bobenheim am Berg

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Bobenheim am Berg
Coat of arms of Bobenheim am Berg
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Bobenheim am Berg   is located in Germany
Bobenheim am Berg
Bobenheim am Berg
Location of Bobenheim am Berg within Bad Dürkheim district
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Coordinates: 49°31′27″N 8°8′54″E / 49.52417°N 8.14833°E / 49.52417; 8.14833Coordinates: 49°31′27″N 8°8′54″E / 49.52417°N 8.14833°E / 49.52417; 8.14833
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bad Dürkheim
Municipal assoc. Freinsheim
Government
 • Mayor Dietmar Leist (CDU)
Area
 • Total 6.33 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 825
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 67273
Dialling codes 06353
Vehicle registration DÜW
Website www.bobenheim-am-berg.de

Bobenheim am Berg is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in the Palatinate and is part of the Rhine-Neckar urban agglomeration. Bobenheim am Berg belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Freinsheim, whose seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

Religion[edit]

In 2007, 43.5% of the inhabitants were Evangelical and 30.9% Catholic. Those professing another religious affiliation, or none, amount to 25.6%.[2]

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[3]

SPD CDU FWG Total
2009 3 6 3 12 seats
2004 3 7 2 12 seats

Coat of arms[edit]

The German blazon reads: In Gold ein schwarzes Gemarkungszeichen.

The last word refers to the unusual charge seen on the escutcheon, a “municipal area sign”. The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Or a bar and a saltire both couped, the arm in sinister chief crossed by a bendlet couped and the two arms in base conjoined by a chevron reversed sable.

The tinctures are the Palatine colours.[4]

The arms were approved in 1983 by the now abolished Regierungsbezirk of Rheinhessen-Pfalz and date from a 1714 court seal.[5]

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Regular events[edit]

Each year on the second weekend in August, the kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerwe) is held, and on the first weekend of Advent, the Belzenickelmarkt (“Father Christmas/Santa Claus Market”).

Famous people[edit]

The Member of the Bundestag, Norbert Schindler, lives in Bobenheim am Berg.[6]

Some ancestors of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, originate from Bobenheim am Berg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ KommWis, Stand: 31.12.2007 Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat
  4. ^ Description and explanation of Bobenheim am Berg’s arms
  5. ^ Karl Heinz Debus: Das große Wappenbuch der Pfalz. Neustadt an der Weinstraße 1988, ISBN 3-9801574-2-3
  6. ^ Quelle: Die Rheinpfalz Nr. 247 22. Oktober 2008 : Nach dem Traumergebnis spendiert Schindler Schwarzriesling für alle - Neustadt: 59 -Jähriger als CDU-Bundestagskanditat für Wahlkreis Neustadt - Speyer nominiert

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