Hattersheim am Main is a town in the Main-Taunus district, Hesse (Germany) and part of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban area.

Hattersheim am Main
Water works Hattersheim
Water works Hattersheim
Coat of arms of Hattersheim am Main
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Location of Hattersheim am Main within Main-Taunus-Kreis district
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Hattersheim am Main is located in Germany
Hattersheim am Main
Hattersheim am Main
Hattersheim am Main is located in Hesse
Hattersheim am Main
Hattersheim am Main
Coordinates: 50°04′N 08°28′E / 50.067°N 8.467°E / 50.067; 8.467Coordinates: 50°04′N 08°28′E / 50.067°N 8.467°E / 50.067; 8.467
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Taunus-Kreis
Subdivisions3 districts
Government
 • MayorKlaus Schindling
Area
 • Total15.82 km2 (6.11 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total27,590
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
65795
Dialling codes06190, 06145
Vehicle registrationMTK
Websitewww.hattersheim.de

GeographyEdit

Neighbouring townsEdit

Hattersheim borders the city of Frankfurt in the northeast, in the southeast with Kelsterbach, in the southwest with Raunheim (both are in the district of Groß-Gerau). The western neighboring towns are Flörsheim, Hofheim and Kriftel.

Town districtsEdit

In 1972 the villages of Okriftel und Eddersheim, both situated next to the river Main, were incorporated into Hattersheim. Since then the town has been called Hattersheim am Main. Hattersheim consists of three districts: Eddersheim, Hattersheim und Okriftel.

EddersheimEdit

4944 people lived here in 2004. There is a lock on the river Main near the village's center. The engineer and inventor Anton Flettner was born in Eddersheim.

OkriftelEdit

7561 people lived here in 2007. You can cross the river Main by ferry. The town on the other side of the river is Kelsterbach. The ferry boat operates in summer time on Sundays.

HistoryEdit

A former industrial chocolate production of Sarotti chocolate and the Sarotti-Moor (Mohr) took place in Hattersheim am Main. With the change of the majority stockholding, in 1929, the factory merged to Nestlé. The factory in Hattersheim was in the 1960s one of the biggest companies in Hattersheim and Main-Taunus district with a workforce up to 2,000 workers. The factory was closed down in 1994 and currently it was designated a historic site in Hesse.[2]

Population (as of 31. December)

  • 1998 - 24.687
  • 1999 - 24.756
  • 2000 - 24.752
  • 2001 - 24.858
  • 2002 - 25.093
  • 2003 - 25.059
  • 2004 - 25.161

People born in HattersheimEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Website Historic Site in Hesse (in German)

External linksEdit