Biebesheim am Rhein

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Biebesheim am Rhein is a community in Groß-Gerau district in Hesse, Germany.

Biebesheim am Rhein
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Biebesheim am Rhein
Coat of arms
Location of Biebesheim am Rhein within Groß-Gerau district
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Biebesheim am Rhein is located in Germany
Biebesheim am Rhein
Biebesheim am Rhein
Biebesheim am Rhein is located in Hesse
Biebesheim am Rhein
Biebesheim am Rhein
Coordinates: 49°47′N 08°28′E / 49.783°N 8.467°E / 49.783; 8.467Coordinates: 49°47′N 08°28′E / 49.783°N 8.467°E / 49.783; 8.467
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictGroß-Gerau
Government
 • MayorThomas Schell
Area
 • Total18.68 km2 (7.21 sq mi)
Elevation
88 m (289 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,784
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
64584
Dialling codes06258
Vehicle registrationGG
Websitewww.biebesheim.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Biebesheim am Rhein lies in the Hessisches Ried, the northeastern section of the Rhine rift, west of Darmstadt and north of Worms. Frankfurt am Main is about 50 km away.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Biebesheim borders in the north on the community of Stockstadt, in the east on the town of Riedstadt, in the south on the town of Gernsheim, and in the west on the communities of Hamm, Eich and Gimbsheim (all in Alzey-Worms).

Constituent communitiesEdit

Biebesheim has only one constituent community.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Biebesheim's council is made up of 31 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 March 2006:

SPD 12 seats
CDU 11 seats
Greens 4 seats
FWB 4 seats

Note: FWB is a citizens' coalition.

Coat of armsEdit

Biebesheim's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: In gules a horseshoe, ends downturned, argent.

The heraldic charge – the horseshoe – is known from a village seal dating from 1546, but could be older than that. The actual arms bearing the horseshoe from the old seal were granted in 1926.[1]

PartnershipsEdit

Biebesheim maintains partnership links with:

SightseeingEdit

Bordering on Biebesheim's north is the Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue nature reserve, a piece of floodplain and wetland surrounded by the Rhine and the Old Rhine.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Established enterprisesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.

External linksEdit