Hangen-Weisheim

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Hangen-Weisheim
Coat of arms of Hangen-Weisheim
Coat of arms
Hangen-Weisheim   is located in Germany
Hangen-Weisheim
Hangen-Weisheim
Coordinates: 49°42′37″N 8°11′01″E / 49.71028°N 8.18361°E / 49.71028; 8.18361Coordinates: 49°42′37″N 8°11′01″E / 49.71028°N 8.18361°E / 49.71028; 8.18361
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Alzey-Worms
Municipal assoc. Wonnegau
Government
 • Mayor Walter Kundel
Area
 • Total 4.60 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Elevation 222 m (728 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 459
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55234
Dialling codes 06735
Vehicle registration AZ
Website www.hangen-weisheim.de

Hangen-Weisheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in Rhenish Hesse and belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Wonnegau, whose seat is in Osthofen.

History[edit]

In 773, Hangen-Weisheim had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[2]

The municipal council has formed four boards: the building board, the agriculture, winegrowing, environment and graveyard board, the accounting control board and the grape harvest board, thereby showing the municipality’s prevailing character as a winegrowing centre, with boards for both winegrowing and the grape harvest.

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per fess gules the letter W surmounted by the letter H, except on the latter’s cross stroke where the former surmounts it argent, and lozengy argent and azure, in base a mount of three vert.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Hangen-Weisheim’s economy is overwhelmingly based on agriculture. Besides the six businesses whose main line of work is agriculture and the many wineries and farms run as sidelines, there are also a woodworking shop, a roofing business, an institute for foot care, a carpentry shop, an engine-building business, a roof cleaning business, an insurance agency, a housewares shop, a country inn, a hairdresser, a restaurant at the municipal hall and a buchter’s shop also featuring imported items and baked goods. For major purchases, however, such as textiles or furniture, people from Hangen-Weisheim must usually go to the surrounding service-industry centres like Alzey, Worms, Mainz or Mannheim

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