Leimersheim is a municipality in the district of Germersheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Leimersheim
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Coat of arms of Leimersheim
Coat of arms
Location of Leimersheim within Germersheim district
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Leimersheim is located in Germany
Leimersheim
Leimersheim
Leimersheim is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Leimersheim
Leimersheim
Coordinates: 49°7′21″N 8°20′36″E / 49.12250°N 8.34333°E / 49.12250; 8.34333Coordinates: 49°7′21″N 8°20′36″E / 49.12250°N 8.34333°E / 49.12250; 8.34333
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictGermersheim
Municipal assoc.Rülzheim
Government
 • MayorMatthias Schardt (CDU)
Area
 • Total12.97 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,573
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76774
Dialling codes07272
Vehicle registrationGER
Websitewww.leimersheim.de

HistoryEdit

In the early 18th century, there were two Jewish families living in Leimersheim, and by the early 19th century, there were ten families.[2] By 1880, there were 118 Jewish people living in Leimersheim, which eventually went down to 26 by 1932 before the beginning of World War II.[2]

Famous peopleEdit

  • Reinhard Liebel (1841-1905), businessman and politician from Erie, Pennsylvania; born in Leimersheim.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ a b Vashem, Yad (2001). The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust: K-Sered. NYU Press. p. 713. ISBN 9780814793770. Retrieved 14 January 2019.