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Engelstadt

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Country  Germany
District  Mainz-Bingen
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  7.76 km²
Local time  Friday 7:39 PM
Dialling code  06130
State  Rhineland-Palatinate
Elevation  214 m (702 ft)
Postal codes  55270
Population  713 (31 Dec 2008)
Postal code  55270
Municipal assoc.  Gau-Algesheim
Engelstadt
Weather  8°C, Wind E at 5 km/h, 57% Humidity

Engelstadt is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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Map of 55270 Engelstadt, Germany

Location

The municipality lies southwest of Mainz and is an agriculturally oriented community. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Gau-Algesheim, whose seat is in the like-named town.

History

In 941, Engelstadt had its first documentary mention as Engilestat.

Town council

The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected on 13 June 2004 by majority vote.

Coat of arms

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Azure an angel proper wings expanded, in his hand dexter a bunch of grapes slipped vert, in base sinister a church tower Or ensigned with a cross.

Buildings

The Evangelical parish church had its first documentary mention in 1228 and is consecrated to Saint Maurice. Especially valuable is the Carolingian door lintel in the tower. The church houses an organ built in 1855 by Hermann Dreymann (Mainz).

Regular events

The Engelstadt kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) is held yearly on the second weekend in September and the village festival on the first weekend in July.

Furthermore, there has been in Engelstadt since 2003 the Rockhexennacht (“Rock Witches’ Night”). This is a live, outdoor concert with rock music held yearly on 30 April by the Engelstadt Cycling Club and the Engelstadt Youth Club.

Transport

The municipality is crossed by Kreisstraße 16. The A 60 and A 63 autobahns can be reached by car in 10 to 20 minutes.

Education

  • Municipal kindergarten
  • References

    Engelstadt Wikipedia


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