Mauer (Baden)

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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Mauer
Coat of arms
Mauer  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°20′20″N 08°47′55″E / 49.33889°N 8.79861°E / 49.33889; 8.79861Coordinates: 49°20′20″N 08°47′55″E / 49.33889°N 8.79861°E / 49.33889; 8.79861
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
 • Mayor John Ehret
 • Total 6.30 km2 (2.43 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,924
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 69256
Dialling codes 06226
Vehicle registration HD

Mauer is a village in south western Germany. It is located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim in the Rhein-Neckar district in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Mauer is the location where the first remains of Homo heidelbergensis were found. The remains, a jaw, were discovered in 1907 in the local quarry by Daniel Hartmann, a worker there.

On 1 June 2012, John Ehret (no party) took office as mayor. He is the first black mayor in Baden-Württemberg and thought to be the first black mayor in Germany in modern times.[2]