|• Mayor||Albert Hingerl (SPD)|
|• Total||12.89 km2 (4.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||518 m (1,699 ft)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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 in 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|
The last mayoral election was held on 12 March 2006. With a voter turnout of 55.86%, the incumbent mayor Albert Hingerl (SPD) earned 79.24% of the vote, once again easily defeating his challenger Ludwig Berger (CSU).
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 Océ Printing Systems, a daughter company of the Dutch printing and copying specialists Océ. At the Poing plant, with roughly 1,500 workers, high-performance printers are developed and produced. Moreover, the following firms are to be found:
- Avnet EM (Logistics, Silica, Time, Memec, EBV, ALS, Avnet Abacus)
- Stahlgruber, car replacement parts and accessories, founded in 1923
- BayWa (Bau und Gartenmarkt)
Andreas Grimm, the famous German travel writer was born and raised in Poing.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.