Old town hall
|• Mayor||Georg Kletti (CDU)|
|• Total||14.55 km2 (5.62 sq mi)|
|• Density||990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Sandhausen belongs to the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan region.
The first recorded mention of Sandhausen (or "Santhusen") was in 1262. Sandhausen is named after the ice-age sand dunes that border the municipality. As early as Roman times, a settlement called "Lochheim" existed in the area.
The mayor of Sandhausen is Georg Kletti (CDU). Previous mayors were as follows:
- 1954–1981: Walter Reinhard
- 1981–2005: Erich Bertsch
Economy and Infrastructure
Sandhausen has the following schools:
- Theodor Heuss primary school
- Friedrich-Ebert-Hauptschule with Werkrealschule
- Music school ("Südliche Bergstraße")
The football club SV Sandhausen plays in the Hardtwaldstadion on the outskirts of the town. The club counts as the smallest professional football club in Germany playing the second division of the German league (2.Bundesliga, season 2012/13).
- Markus Friedrich Wendelin (born 1584 in Sandhausen), theologian and educator
- Selçuk Alibaz (born 1989 in Sandhausen), footballer
- http://www.sandhausen.de Official website of the municipality
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013.
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