Ober-Hilbersheim

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Ober-Hilbersheim
Church of Saint Joseph
Church of Saint Joseph
Coat of arms of Ober-Hilbersheim
Coat of arms
Location of Ober-Hilbersheim within Mainz-Bingen district
Ober-Hilbersheim in MZ.svg
Ober-Hilbersheim is located in Germany
Ober-Hilbersheim
Ober-Hilbersheim
Ober-Hilbersheim is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Ober-Hilbersheim
Ober-Hilbersheim
Coordinates: 49°53′59″N 8°01′44″E / 49.89972°N 8.02889°E / 49.89972; 8.02889Coordinates: 49°53′59″N 8°01′44″E / 49.89972°N 8.02889°E / 49.89972; 8.02889
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictMainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc.Gau-Algesheim
Government
 • MayorHeiko Schmuck
Area
 • Total7.38 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total998
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
55437
Dialling codes06728
Vehicle registrationMZ
Websitewww.ober-hilbersheim.de

Ober-Hilbersheim 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]

The municipality lies southwest of Mainz on the Welzbach and is an agriculturally based community. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Gau-Algesheim, whose seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1108, Ober-Hilbersheim had its first documentary mention as Hilbridisheim.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected in a municipal election held on 13 June 2004 by majority vote.

Mayors[edit]

  • 1946-????: Karl Lahr (FDP, as of 1956 FVP, as of 1957 DP)
  • 2001-2019: Heiko Schmuck

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Azure a horse’s head couped at the neck Or langued gules.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Regular events[edit]

  • The Ober-Hilbersheim Wine and Art Fair takes place early every July.
  • The Ober-Hilbersheim Christmas Market is held on the second weekend in Advent.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

The municipality is crossed by the L 415 state road. The Autobahnen A 60, A 61 and A 63 can be reached by car in 10 to 20 minutes.

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

Further reading[edit]

Schmuck, Heiko: Ober-Hilbersheim. Illustrierte Dokumentation eines rheinhessischen Dorfes im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Horb am Neckar 1999.

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