Harxheim

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Harxheim
Coat of arms of Harxheim
Coat of arms
Harxheim   is located in Germany
Harxheim
Harxheim
Coordinates: 49°54′19″N 8°15′51″E / 49.90528°N 8.26417°E / 49.90528; 8.26417Coordinates: 49°54′19″N 8°15′51″E / 49.90528°N 8.26417°E / 49.90528; 8.26417
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc. Bodenheim
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Hofreuter (CDU)
Area
 • Total 3.51 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,268
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55296
Dialling codes 06138
Vehicle registration MZ
Website www.harxheim.de

Harxheim 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]

Harxhem is a winegrowing village on Mainz’s southern outskirts. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bodenheim, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.

History[edit]

Harxheim was first mentioned in 767.[citation needed]

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 16 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

CDU SPD FDP FWG Total
2014 6 7 1 2 16 seats
2009 7 6 1 2 16 seats
2004 6 8 2 16 seats

(as at municipal election held on 25 May 2014)

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Or an oak sprig slipped in chief dexter acorned of two, the acorns per pale in chief and per pale reversed in base, the whole in bend, and an ear of grain slipped, the head in chief sinister, per bend sinister, all vert, the whole surmounted by a bunch of grapes azure slipped of the second, with the stem twisted round upon itself.

The German blazon states that the first two charges, the oak sprig and the ear of grain, are to be vert (green), although the latter is not shown here in that tincture, but in something that might be blazoned “proper” (that is, in natural colours). Heraldry of the World has no information on the arms’ origin or meaning, but does show the arms in the tinctures specified by the blazon.[2]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The nearest Autobahn interchange is Mainz-Hechtsheim on the A 60, some 7 km away.

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