|• Mayor (2020–26)||Thomas Stark (CSU)|
|• Total||12.89 km2 (4.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||518 m (1,699 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Poing is approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) NE of Munich and is serviced by the Munich S-Bahn (S2) and MVV Bus systems. Poing has two constituent communities named Angelbrechting and Grub. Poing is bordered on the east by Anzing and Markt Schwaben, Pliening in the North, Kirchheim to the West and Parsdorf to the South.
It is believed that Poing has been settled for more than 5,000 years. The ending on the community's name suggests a Celtic origin.
Over the last few decades, Poing has developed rapidly from a small village into the second biggest community on the S-Bahn line 2 (S2) area (up to Erding) and into the second biggest community in Ebersberg after Vaterstetten. In 2006, it overtook the once dominant neighboring community of Kirchheim. The sharp rise in population is due to the many new building projects in the northern area of the city, to which no end is yet foreseen. Therefore, even more development projects are expected.
|31 December 2002||11,581|
|31 December 2003||11,889|
|31 December 2004||12,285|
|31 December 2005||12,688|
|31 December 2006||13,189|
|1 February 2009||13,551|
|31 December 2010||13,877|
|31 December 2011||14,379|
|31 December 2012||14,306|
|31 December 2013||14,695|
|31 December 2014||15,005|
|31 December 2015||15,222|
|29 February 2016||15,598|
|1 October 2018||16,458|
|1 May 2020||16.655|
|31 December 2020||16.619|
The last mayoral election was held in March 2020. Thomas Stark won the election after the previous mayor, Albert Hingerl (SPD) decided to retire after 20 years in the position.
Coat of arms
Poing's arms might heraldically be described thus: In azure a fess argent upon which a chevron Or below which an eight-pointed star argent.
From the Poing patrician family Prielmair's arms came both the star and the chevron. The shield's color and the silver fess hearken back to the community's former fast link with the House of Wittelsbach.
Culture and sightseeing
The Wildpark Poing, opened in 1970 and lies to the east of the community. In some parts of the park, visitors can walk through large outdoor enclosures containing various kinds of free roaming animals, which the public may feed.
Economy and infrastructure
FTO (Flughafen-Tangente-Ost, Airport Connector Road - St2580), connects the A 94 with the airport. It is located east of the community, and opened for traffic on Sep. 9 2009. FTO provides a direct north-south connection from the A94 to the Airport, improving Poing's connections with Erding, Munich and the airport.
The biggest business in town is the firm Canon Production Printing. The Poing plant, with roughly 1,500 workers, produces printers. Moreover, the following firms are to be found:
- Avnet EM (Logistics, Silica, Time, Memec, EBV, ALS, Avnet Abacus)
- BayWa (hardware and garden store)
- Best Secret GmbH / Schustermann & Borenstein GmbH
- Stahlgruber, car replacement parts and accessories, founded in 1923
- Oehms Classics
- Fellow Consulting AG
- Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
- "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.