Fränkisch-Crumbach

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Fränkisch-Crumbach
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Fränkisch-Crumbach is located in Germany
Fränkisch-Crumbach
Fränkisch-Crumbach
Fränkisch-Crumbach is located in Hesse
Fränkisch-Crumbach
Fränkisch-Crumbach
Coordinates: 49°45′N 08°52′E / 49.750°N 8.867°E / 49.750; 8.867Coordinates: 49°45′N 08°52′E / 49.750°N 8.867°E / 49.750; 8.867
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictOdenwaldkreis
Government
 • Mayor (2017–23) Eric Engels[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Highest elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Lowest elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total3,114
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
64407
Dialling codes06164
Vehicle registrationERB
Websitewww.fraenkisch-crumbach.de

Fränkisch-Crumbach is a community in the Odenwaldkreis (district) in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Fränkisch-Crumbach lies in the middle Odenwald on the Gersprenz, which empties into the Main near Stockstadt am Main.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Fränkisch-Crumbach borders in the northeast on the community of Brensbach, in the southeast on the community of Reichelsheim (both in the Odenwaldkreis), in the west on the town of Lindenfels (Kreis Bergstraße), in the northwest on the community of Fischbachtal and in the north on the town of Groß-Bieberau (both in Darmstadt-Dieburg).

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 38.6 9 34.9 8
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 54.9 13 50.1 12
GREENS Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 6.5 1 7.7 2
ULF Unabhängige Liste Fränkisch-Crumbach 4.8 1
FDP Free Democratic Party 2.6 0
Total 100.0 23 100.0 23
Voter turnout in % 64.3 73.6

Mayor[edit]

Mayor Eric Engels (CDU) was re-elected on 12 March 2017.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

  • The Evangelical Church of Saint Lawrence (Kirche St. Laurentius) is built in the Romanesque style. It was given a steeple and a quire with rib vaulting in 1485. Worthy of note are the epitaphs, some of which come from the Renaissance.
  • The Rodenstein Castle ruins, built about 1250
  • The tomb of the Barons of Gemmingen on the main street
  • The Schnellerts Castle ruins a few kilometres away.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The community is linked to the long-distance road network by Bundesstraße 38 (WeinheimRoßdorf).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Direkt gewählte (Ober-) Bürgermeister/-innen der hessischen Städte und Gemeinden, accessed 5 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.

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