Poing, Bavaria

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Poing
Flag of Poing
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Coat of arms of Poing
Coat of arms
Poing  is located in Germany
Poing
Poing
Coordinates: 48°10′N 11°49′E / 48.167°N 11.817°E / 48.167; 11.817Coordinates: 48°10′N 11°49′E / 48.167°N 11.817°E / 48.167; 11.817
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Ebersberg
Government
 • Mayor Albert Hingerl (SPD)
Area
 • Total 12.89 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Elevation 518 m (1,699 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,596
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85586
Dialling codes 08121
Vehicle registration EBE

Poing is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Ebersberg, lying 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of central Munich.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Population development[edit]

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.

Year Inhabitants
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

Source: Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland

Politics[edit]

The political parties currently represented on Poing’s municipal council are the CSU, the SPD, the Greens, the FWG Poing e. V. and the FDP.

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[edit]

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[edit]

Fighting bears in Wildpark Poing

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[edit]

Transport[edit]

Poing is serviced by the Munich S-Bahn network (S2) (Erding-Petershausen). There are two S-Bahn stops. One in Poing, the other in Grub (Obb.).

Highway connections include Autobahn A 94 (Munich-Passau) from Parsdorf/Poing, and from Hohenlinden Bundesstraße B 12 (towards Passau).

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.

Established businesses[edit]

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:

  • Tengelmann
  • Avnet EM (Logistics, Silica, Time, Memec, EBV, ALS, Avnet Abacus)
  • Stahlgruber, car replacement parts and accessories, founded in 1923
  • BayWa (Bau und Gartenmarkt)

Famous people[edit]

The former Bavarian State Minister for Labour and Social Order, Family and Women (2001-2008), Christa Stewens, lives with her family in the community of Poing.

Andreas Grimm, the famous German travel writer was born and raised in Poing.

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