Stockstadt am Rhein

Stockstadt am Rhein is a community in Groß-Gerau district in Hesse, Germany, lying on the southern edge of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region.

Stockstadt am Rhein
Coat of arms of Stockstadt am Rhein
Coat of arms
Location of Stockstadt am Rhein within Groß-Gerau district
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Stockstadt am Rhein is located in Germany
Stockstadt am Rhein
Stockstadt am Rhein
Stockstadt am Rhein is located in Hesse
Stockstadt am Rhein
Stockstadt am Rhein
Coordinates: 49°49′N 8°28′E / 49.817°N 8.467°E / 49.817; 8.467Coordinates: 49°49′N 8°28′E / 49.817°N 8.467°E / 49.817; 8.467
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictGroß-Gerau
Government
 • MayorThomas Raschel (CDU)
Area
 • Total18.72 km2 (7.23 sq mi)
Elevation
112 m (367 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,051
 • Density320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
64589
Dialling codes06158
Vehicle registrationGG
Websitewww.stockstadt.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Stockstadt lies in the Rhine rift right on the Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue EU reserve. The community lies at the mouth of the Modau, where it empties into the Rhine.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Stockstadt borders in the north and east on the town of Riedstadt, in the south on the community of Biebesheim and in the west on the communities of Gimbsheim (Alzey-Worms) and Guntersblum (Mainz-Bingen).

Constituent communitiesEdit

Stockstadt consists of only one centre.

HistoryEdit

Stockstadt had its first documentary mention in 830-850 in the Lorsch codex under the name Stochestat.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Municipal council is made up of 23 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 6 March 2016:

Coat of armsEdit

Stockstadt's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: In gules two boat hooks per saltire argent, thereabout four six-pointed stars argent.

The boat hooks refer to boatmen on the Rhine, but it is unknown what the stars are meant to stand for. The arms are based on the community's oldest known seal from the late 16th century, and were officially conferred in 1927 in Mainz colours. This is a reference to the community's history as an old (until 1579) Mainz domain.[1]

PartnershipsEdit

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Stockstadt lies on Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 44 (Frankfurt am Main - Ludwigshafen). The Autobahn interchange Pfungstadt-West on the A 67 (RüsselsheimViernheim) is about 9 km away.

The community is also a stop on the Mannheim–Frankfurt railway.

EducationEdit

  • Grundschule Stockstadt (primary school)

ReferencesEdit

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

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