Brensbach

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Brensbach
Coat of arms of Brensbach
Coat of arms
Brensbach   is located in Germany
Brensbach
Brensbach
Coordinates: 49°46′N 08°53′E / 49.767°N 8.883°E / 49.767; 8.883Coordinates: 49°46′N 08°53′E / 49.767°N 8.883°E / 49.767; 8.883
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Odenwaldkreis
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Georg Stosiek
Area
 • Total 23.18 km2 (8.95 sq mi)
Elevation 180-280 m (−700 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,041
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 64391–64395
Dialling codes 06161
Vehicle registration ERB
Website www.brensbach.de

Brensbach is a community in the Odenwaldkreis (district) in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Brensbach lies in the northern Odenwald in the Gersprenz valley

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Brensbach borders in the north on the towns of Groß-Bieberau and Reinheim (although this boundary is quite short) and the community of Otzberg (all in Darmstadt-Dieburg), in the east on the community of Höchst and the town of Bad König, in the south on the communities of Brombachtal and Reichelsheim and in the west on the communities of Fränkisch-Crumbach (all in the Odenwaldkreis) and Fischbachtal (Darmstadt-Dieburg).

Constituent communities[edit]

Brensbach’s Ortsteile are Affhöllerbach, Bierbach, Brensbach, Hippelsbach, Höllerbach, Kilsbach, Mummenroth, Nieder-Kainsbach, Stierbach, Wallbach and Wersau.

Politics[edit]

The municipal election held on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results:

Parties and voter communities %
2006
Seats
2006
%
2001
Seats
2001
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 42.9 11 37.0 11
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 57.1 14 63.0 20
Total 100.0 25 100.0 31
Voter turnout in % 51.6 57.1

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms bear three charges on a white (silver) background: in the foot of the escutcheon are some blue waves, above which is a red fire, over which is an arc of five six-pointed stars. The arms are canting, suggesting the community’s name: the verb brennen means “burn” in German, and Bach means “brook”. According to legend, the namesake brook, when seen under starlight, looked as though it might be burning. Likelier, though, it looked so at sunset rather than at night, since stars would not be bright enough to produce such an effect.

Town partnerships[edit]

France The community of Brensbach has maintained a partnership arrangement since 1978 with the French community of Ézy-sur-Eure in the Eure department in Normandy.

Notable companies[edit]

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