Gensingen

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Gensingen
Coat of arms of Gensingen
Coat of arms
Location of Gensingen within Mainz-Bingen district
Gensingen in MZ.svg
Gensingen is located in Germany
Gensingen
Gensingen
Gensingen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Gensingen
Gensingen
Coordinates: 49°53′53″N 7°55′41″E / 49.89806°N 7.92806°E / 49.89806; 7.92806Coordinates: 49°53′53″N 7°55′41″E / 49.89806°N 7.92806°E / 49.89806; 7.92806
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictMainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc.Sprendlingen-Gensingen
Government
 • MayorArmin Brendel
Area
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 • Total8.73 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Elevation
90 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,017
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
55457
Dialling codes06727
Vehicle registrationMZ
Websitewww.gensingen.de

Gensingen is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Gensingen lies in Rhenish Hesse between Mainz and Bad Kreuznach on the river Nahe. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Sprendlingen-Gensingen, whose seat is in Sprendlingen.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

The municipality’s neighbours are Grolsheim, Langenlonsheim, Horrweiler, Laubenheim, Welgesheim, Aspisheim, Biebelsheim, Ockenheim, Bretzenheim, Zotzenheim, Dorsheim, Sprendlingen and Bad Kreuznach-Ippesheim.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 21 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

SPD CDU FWG Total
2004 9 7 4 20 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Or the letter G between three mullets of six sable.

Apart from the G, which is obviously the municipality’s initial, the arms’ meaning is not known. The six-pointed stars (“mullets of six”) are something of a mystery. The local court seal bore this composition in 1609.[2]

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

The Evangelical church has an historical Stumm organ built in 1774-1778 and restored in 2000. There are regular concerts.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Two businesses in the municipality of Gensingen are the furniture manufacturer Bretz and the plant nursery company Kientzler.

Transport[edit]

The municipality is crossed by Bundesstraße 41. The Autobahn A 61 is right nearby, only a 3 km drive away. At the Gensingen railway station, trains on the Nahetalbahn and the Rheinhessenbahn (railway lines) stop.

Famous people[edit]

  • Reinhard Leisenheimer (b. 1939 in Gensingen), singer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Description and explanation of Gensingen’s arms

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