Flörsheim am Main

Flörsheim am Main is a town in the Main-Taunus district, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the River Main, opposite Rüsselsheim, 12 km east of Mainz and 21 km west of Frankfurt

Flörsheim am Main
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Coat of arms of Flörsheim am Main
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Location of Flörsheim am Main within Main-Taunus-Kreis district
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Flörsheim am Main is located in Germany
Flörsheim am Main
Flörsheim am Main
Flörsheim am Main is located in Hesse
Flörsheim am Main
Flörsheim am Main
Coordinates: 50°01′N 08°26′E / 50.017°N 8.433°E / 50.017; 8.433Coordinates: 50°01′N 08°26′E / 50.017°N 8.433°E / 50.017; 8.433
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Taunus-Kreis
Government
 • MayorBernd Blisch (CDU)
Area
 • Total22.95 km2 (8.86 sq mi)
Elevation
90 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total21,659
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
65439
Dialling codes06145
Vehicle registrationMTK
Websitewww.floersheim-main.de

GeographyEdit

PopulationEdit

As of 31 July 2005

Town partnershipsEdit

Flörsheim has partnerships with:[2]

People from FlörsheimEdit

  • Abdelaziz Ahanfouf (born 14 January 1978), former German-Moroccan football player, eight international matches for Morocco.
  • Georg Badeck, former Member of Landtag, CDU, died 2004
  • Dr Hugo Noerdlinger, Jewish chemical factory owner and inventor, died 1917.[3] Nazis seized the factory from his two sons who died in Nazi concentration camps and are commemorated on the Holocaust Memorial wall in Wiesbaden. A mall has been built over the factory site.
  • Dr. Max Schohl (died 1943, in Auschwitz), Jewish chemical factory owner and patron.
  • Deniz Yücel (born 10 September 1973), journalist and publisher, best known for his works in Die Tageszeitung and Die Welt

Honorary citizenEdit

  • 1949: Georg von Opel (1912–1971), car operator and sportsman
  • 1955: Jakob Altmaier (1889–1963), German politician (SPD), MdB, journalist, local columnist under the pseudonym "Gänsekippelschorsch"

HistoryEdit

EventsEdit

In the fall the Flörsheimer Kerb is celebrated along the Main River. It was created in relation to the Kirchweihfest in the St. Gallus Church in Flörsheim. It is a small fair with a few rides and booths to eat.

Furthermore, there is a weekend-long open-air concert once a year called Flörsheim Open Air. It is a little festival underneath the Main river's bridge that leads to Rüsselsheim. In 2007 it will be the 32nd festival.

There is also Flörsheims Carnival parade that goes through Flörsheim on Carnival Sunday. It attracts many thousands of spectators. In 2007 it attracted over 80,000 people.[citation needed]

EconomyEdit

The Fraport subsidiary Fraport Immobilienservice und -entwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG has its head office in Flörsheim am Main.[4]

Culture and sport clubsEdit

  • Ball-Sport-Club 1985 Flörsheim e.V.
  • ESV Blaugold Flörsheim e.V.; seit 1953, Sportarten Kegeln und Darts
  • FC Germania 1908 Weilbach e.V.
  • Flörsheimer Carneval Verein 1928 e.V.
  • Flörsheimer Narren Club 1962
  • Flörsheimer Ruderverein 08 e.V.
  • Flörsheimer Sammlerverein Untermain e.V.; Briefmarken, Briefe, Postkarten, Münzen, Euromünzen
  • Kerbeborsch 6091 Weilbach e.V.
  • Reitsportverein Flörsheim 1927 e.V.
  • Schützengesellschaft 1906 e.V. Flörsheim am Main
  • SV 09 Flörsheim
  • SV Edelweiß 1899 e.V. (Schützenverein)
  • TV Wicker e.V.
  • Ata Moschee, an Ahmadiyya mosque[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Website Flörsheim
  3. ^ "Process of freeing waste waters containing cyanids and sulfocyanids from poison." US Patent office: 1906-01-23 Application filed by Firm Of Chem Fab Floersheim Dr H Noerdlinger, 1906-01-23 Priority to US29750906A, 1908-09-01 Application granted, 1908-09-01 Publication of US897735A, 1925-09-01, Application status is Expired - Lifetime
  4. ^ "Fraport Immobilienservice und -entwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine." Fraport. Retrieved on 3 June 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.ahmadiyya.de/gebetsstaette/moscheen/floersheim/

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