Germersheim

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Germersheim
Coat of arms of Germersheim
Germersheim is located in Germany
Germersheim
Coordinates49°13′0″N 8°22′0″E / 49.216667°N 8.366667°E / 49.216667; 8.366667Coordinates: 49°13′0″N 8°22′0″E / 49.216667°N 8.366667°E / 49.216667; 8.366667
Administration
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictGermersheim
MayorDieter Hänlein (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area21.40 km2 (8.26 sq mi)
Elevation105 m  (345 ft)
Population20,588 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density962 /km2 (2,492 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateGER
Postal code76726
Area code07274
Websitewww.germersheim.de
 
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Germersheim
Coat of arms of Germersheim
Germersheim is located in Germany
Germersheim
Coordinates49°13′0″N 8°22′0″E / 49.216667°N 8.366667°E / 49.216667; 8.366667Coordinates: 49°13′0″N 8°22′0″E / 49.216667°N 8.366667°E / 49.216667; 8.366667
Administration
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictGermersheim
MayorDieter Hänlein (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area21.40 km2 (8.26 sq mi)
Elevation105 m  (345 ft)
Population20,588 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density962 /km2 (2,492 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateGER
Postal code76726
Area code07274
Websitewww.germersheim.de

Germersheim is a town in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, of around 20,000 inhabitants. It is also the seat of the Germersheim district. The neighboring towns and cities are Speyer, Landau, Philippsburg, Karlsruhe and Wörth.

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms features a golden crowned eagle on a blue background. The eagle derives from the fact that, at one time the town was ruled directly by the emperor of Germany.

History

Seat distribution in the town council (2004)
PartyPercentageNumber of seats
CDU43.416
SPD15.29
FW10.54
AKTIVE8.53
REP8.33
FDP4.92
B90/Grüne4.92
IDEALE4.41

Personalities

Honorary citizens

Sons and daughters of the city

References

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden am 31.12.2010" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz. 2011. http://www.statistik.rlp.de/fileadmin/dokumente/berichte/A1033_201022_hj_G.pdf. 
  2. ^ The Century Cyclopaedia of Names, coordinated by Benjamin E Smith and published by the De Vinne Press, New York 1894 (Page 434)

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