Oberheimbach

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Oberheimbach
Coat of arms of Oberheimbach
Coat of arms
Location of Oberheimbach within Mainz-Bingen district
Oberheimbach in MZ.svg
Oberheimbach is located in Germany
Oberheimbach
Oberheimbach
Oberheimbach is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Oberheimbach
Oberheimbach
Coordinates: 50°01′25″N 07°47′09″E / 50.02361°N 7.78583°E / 50.02361; 7.78583Coordinates: 50°01′25″N 07°47′09″E / 50.02361°N 7.78583°E / 50.02361; 7.78583
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictMainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc.Rhein-Nahe
Government
 • MayorGerhard Leinberger
Area
 • Total8.72 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total537
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
55413
Dialling codes06743
Vehicle registrationMZ
Websitewww.oberheimbach.de

Oberheimbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

The inhabitants of this small place are known colloquially as Uhlen.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Oberheimbach lies between Koblenz and Bad Kreuznach in the valley of the Heimbach. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rhein-Nahe, whose seat is in Bingen am Rhein, although that town is not within its bounds. Since 2003, Oberdiebach has been part of the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site.

History[edit]

In 983, Oberheimbach had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 13 council members, counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

SPD CDU Total
2004 7 5 12 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Winegrowing[edit]

Biggest winegrowing centres
in the growing region
Ranking among all
Rhineland-Palatinate
winegrowing centres
by vineyard area
Vineyards under
cultivation
Grape varieties
White Red
ha %
Middle Rhine
  445 85.3 14.7
Boppard 265 64 86.9 13.1
Oberheimbach 279 59 89.7 10.3

Oberheimbach is characterized by winegrowing, and with 59 ha of vineyards under cultivation, it is the biggest winegrowing centre on the Middle Rhine after Boppard (64 ha).

Transport[edit]

Bundesstraße 9, which links Mainz with Koblenz, lies northeast of the municipality, roughly 2 km away. The Rheinböllen interchange on the Autobahn A 61 lies roughly 15 km away. The nearest railway station is in Niederheimbach on the Mainz-Koblenz line.

References[edit]

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

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