Hangen-Weisheim

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hangen-Weisheim
Coat of arms of Hangen-Weisheim
Coat of arms
Location of Hangen-Weisheim within Alzey-Worms district
Hangen-Weisheim in AZ.svg
Hangen-Weisheim is located in Germany
Hangen-Weisheim
Hangen-Weisheim
Hangen-Weisheim is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
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
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictAlzey-Worms
Municipal assoc.Wonnegau
Government
 • MayorWalter Kundel
Area
 • Total4.60 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Elevation
222 m (728 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total437
 • Density95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
55234
Dialling codes06735
Vehicle registrationAZ
Websitehangen-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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat

External links[edit]