Heusenstamm

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Heusenstamm
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Location of Heusenstamm
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CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictTemplate:Link if exists
Founded1959
Government
 • MayorPeter Jakoby (CDU)
 • Governing partiesCDU
Area
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Elevation
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Population
 (31.12.2008)
 • Total18,227
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
63150
Dialling codes06104, 06106
Vehicle registrationOF
Websitewww.stadt-heusenstamm.de

Heusenstamm is a city in the Offenbach Rural District in the state of Hesse, Germany.

Geography

Heusenstamm is in the rhein main region 20 km southeast of Frankfurt. The whole area of the town is 19,03 km2 large and is 130 m above sea level.[1] It is a plain area with no hills.

About 35 to 20 million years ago in the age of tertiary the whole region was lying under sea level. At that time it was covered by an ocean which was warm and not very deep. Lots of sediments sank to its bottom. Then the region rose again and the water left, leaving soil which is mostly sandy and poor.

The city consists out of 2 urban districts, the town of Heusenstamm and the former independent village, Rembrücken, which became on 1th of January 1977 part of Heusenstamm.

The neighbours of Heusenstamm are:
* in the north Offenbach,
* in the east Obertshausen and Rodgau,
* in the south Dietzenbach and
* in the west Dreieich.

Heusenstamm has 18,227 inhabitants (2008).[2]

The climate of the town is mild. There is less rain than in other parts of Germany.

The local people are speaking a regional type (dialect) of the German language with a certain tone and special words. It is spoken in the south of Hesse, named hessisch. This language type is related to other dialects in the south of Germany. In former times mostly every place had its own special dialect, sometimes hard to understand for people of other parts of Germany. Today the dialect speakers are a minority and the majority of them does not speak the real dialect. They rather speak a kind of regular German with a certain pronunciation.

History

In the 13th century the names of Heusenstamm and Rembrücken were written down in documents for the first time.

Formerly the people in the Heusenstamm area were mostly farmers and craftsmen but not tradesmen. Every family had land to grow their food. When the property was handed to the next generation it was divided within the children. Therefore, most families had only small farms and were poor. With the industrial revolution the rhein main region got lots of factories and developed to a center for metal working and leather manufacturing, also chemical processing. Many men got workmen and found a job in the factories and earned money. This increased living conditions partly.

Twinned cities


References

  1. Homepage of the city of Heusenstamm, looked up on 17th of January 2010, German.
  2. Official statistiks of the state of Hesse, looked up on 17th of January 2010, German.

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