Oberzent is a town in the district of Odenwaldkreis, in Hesse, Germany. It was created with effect from 1 January 2018 by the merger of the former town Beerfelden and the former municipalities of Hesseneck, Rothenberg and Sensbachtal.

Oberzent
Coat of arms of Oberzent
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Location of Oberzent within Odenwaldkreis district
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Oberzent is located in Germany
Oberzent
Oberzent
Oberzent is located in Hesse
Oberzent
Oberzent
Coordinates: 49°34′N 8°58′E / 49.567°N 8.967°E / 49.567; 8.967Coordinates: 49°34′N 8°58′E / 49.567°N 8.967°E / 49.567; 8.967
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictOdenwaldkreis
Subdivisions19 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorChristian Kehrer
Area
 • Total165.59 km2 (63.93 sq mi)
Elevation
415 m (1,362 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,180
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
64760
Dialling codes06068, 06276, 06275
Vehicle registrationERB
Websitewww.oberzent.info

GeographyEdit

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Oberzent borders in the north on the municipality of Mossautal, the town of Erbach and the municipality of Kirchzell (Miltenberg district in Bavaria), in the east on the municipality of Mudau (Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis in Baden-Württemberg), in the south on the towns of Eberbach (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis in Baden-Württemberg) and Hirschhorn (Neckar) (Kreis Bergstraße) and in the west on the municipality of Wald-Michelbach (Kreis Bergstraße).

Constituent communitiesEdit

Oberzent’s Ortsteile are Airlenbach, Beerfelden, Etzean, Falken-Gesäß, Finkenbach, Gammelsbach, Hebstahl, Hesselbach, Hetzbach, Hinterbach, Kailbach, Kortelshütte, Ober-Hainbrunn, Ober-Sensbach, Olfen, Raubach,, Rothenberg, Schöllenbach, Unter-Sensbach

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.