Flörsheim am Main

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Flörsheim am Main
Coat of arms of Flörsheim am Main
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Flörsheim am Main   is located in Germany
Flörsheim am Main
Flörsheim am Main
Coordinates: 50°01′N 08°26′E / 50.017°N 8.433°E / 50.017; 8.433Coordinates: 50°01′N 08°26′E / 50.017°N 8.433°E / 50.017; 8.433
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Taunus-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Michael Antenbrink (SPD)
Area
 • Total 22.95 km2 (8.86 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,623
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 65439
Dialling codes 06145
Vehicle registration MTK
Website www.floersheim.de

Flörsheim am Main is a town in the Main-Taunus district, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the River Main, opposite Rüsselsheim, 12 km east of Mainz.

Geography[edit]

Population[edit]

As of 31 July 2005

International relations[edit]

Flörsheim is twinned with:

People from Flörsheim[edit]

Honorary citizen[edit]

  • 1949: Georg von Opel (1912–1971), car operator and sportsman
  • 1955: Jakob Altmaier (1889–1963), German politician ( SPD), MdB, journalist, local columnist under the pseudonym "Gänsekippelschorsch"

History[edit]

Events[edit]

In the fall the Flörsheimer Kerb is celebrated along the Main River. It was created in relation to the Kirchweihfest in the St. Gallus Church in Flörsheim. It is a small fair with a few rides and booths to eat.

Furthermore, there is a weekend-long open-air concert once a year called Flörsheim Open Air. It is a little festival underneath the Main river's bridge that leads to Rüsselsheim. In 2007 it will be the 32nd festival.

There is also Flörsheims Carnival parade that goes through Flörsheim on Carnival Sunday. It attracts many thousands of spectators. In 2007 it attracted over 80,000 people.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

The Fraport subsidiary Fraport Immobilienservice und -entwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG has its head office in Flörsheim am Main.[2]

Culture and sport clubs[edit]

  • Ball-Sport-Club 1985 Flörsheim e.V.
  • ESV Blaugold Flörsheim e.V.; seit 1953, Sportarten Kegeln und Darts
  • FC Germania 1908 Weilbach e.V.
  • Flörsheimer Carneval Verein 1928 e.V.
  • Flörsheimer Narren Club 1962
  • Flörsheimer Ruderverein 08 e.V.
  • Flörsheimer Sammlerverein Untermain e.V.; Briefmarken, Briefe, Postkarten, Münzen, Euromünzen
  • Kerbeborsch 6091 Weilbach e.V.
  • Reitsportverein Flörsheim 1927 e.V.
  • Schützengesellschaft 1906 e.V. Flörsheim am Main
  • SV 09 Flörsheim
  • SV Edelweiß 1899 e.V. (Schützenverein)
  • TV Wicker e.V.
  • Ata Moschee, an Ahmadiyya mosque[3]

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