Jockgrim

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Jockgrim
Coat of arms of Jockgrim
Coat of arms
Location of Jockgrim within Germersheim district
Jockgrim in GER.svg
Jockgrim is located in Germany
Jockgrim
Jockgrim
Jockgrim is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Jockgrim
Jockgrim
Coordinates: 49°5′42″N 08°16′42″E / 49.09500°N 8.27833°E / 49.09500; 8.27833Coordinates: 49°5′42″N 08°16′42″E / 49.09500°N 8.27833°E / 49.09500; 8.27833
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictGermersheim
Municipal assoc.Jockgrim
Government
 • MayorSabine Baumann (CDU)
Area
 • Total12.61 km2 (4.87 sq mi)
Elevation
114 m (374 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,471
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76751
Dialling codes07271
Vehicle registrationGER
Websitewww.jockgrim.de

Jockgrim is a municipality in the district of Germersheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Rhine, approximately 15 km north-west of Karlsruhe.

Jockgrim is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Jockgrim. Jockgrim station is on Schifferstadt–Wörth railway and is served by the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.

In 1965, Jockgrim celebrated the 700th anniversary of the old part of town: Hinterstadtl. This picturesque area has a bi-annual festival called Hinterstadtl Fest which takes place on the first weekend of September. In 2015 they were celebrating the 750th anniversary.

Jockgrim Town hall

Facts[edit]

Jockgrim had a little scene in the movie "Buffalo Soldiers". The scene when a tank runs over a gas station was filmed in jockgrim, in the background is the Hinterstädel.

People who have worked on the ground[edit]

  • Franz Bernhard (1934–2013), sculptor, lived in Jockgrim
  • Albert Haueisen (1872–1954), painter
  • Helmut Rußwurm (1911–1995), painter

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.