Stockstadt am Rhein
|Stockstadt am Rhein|
|• Mayor||Thomas Raschel (CDU)|
|• Total||18.72 km2 (7.23 sq mi)|
|Elevation||112 m (367 ft)|
|• Density||320/km2 (830/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Stockstadt borders in the north and east on the town of Riedstadt, in the south on the community of Biebesheim and in the west on the communities of Gimbsheim (Alzey-Worms) and Guntersblum (Mainz-Bingen).
Stockstadt consists of only one centre.
Stockstadt had its first documentary mention in 830-850 in the Lorsch codex under the name Stochestat.
Municipal council is made up of 23 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 6 March 2016:
Coat of arms
Stockstadt's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: In gules two boat hooks per saltire argent, thereabout four six-pointed stars argent.
The boat hooks refer to boatmen on the Rhine, but it is unknown what the stars are meant to stand for. The arms are based on the community's oldest known seal from the late 16th century, and were officially conferred in 1927 in Mainz colours. This is a reference to the community's history as an old (until 1579) Mainz domain.
Economy and infrastructure
The community is also a stop on the Mannheim–Frankfurt railway.
- Grundschule Stockstadt (primary school)