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|• Mayor||Gerhard Held|
|• Total||3.47 km2 (1.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||167 m (548 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
In 803, Friesenheim had its first documentary mention in the Codex Fuldensis when the Frank Theotbald donated estates in Dubilesheim and Friesenheim to the Lorsch Abbey. Some researchers, though, link this entry in the Codex with Friesenheim in Alsace. The name’s meaning is “Friso’s Home”. Based on the name German word Friesen (“Frisians”), the reasonable assumption is the community was founded by Frisians.
The council is made up of 13 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:
(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)
The Ortsbürgermeister – mayor of the Ortsgemeinde – is Gerhard Held.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Gules a lion rampant argent armed sable and crowned Or, and a chief of the second.
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
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