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Mainflingen

Mainflingen
District of Mainhausen
View overlooking the river Main with the local church in the background
View overlooking the river Main with the local church in the background
Coat of arms of Mainflingen
Coat of arms
Location of Mainflingen
Mainflingen is located in Germany
Mainflingen
Mainflingen
Mainflingen is located in Hesse
Mainflingen
Mainflingen
Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°02?N 9°02?E / 50.033°N 9.033°E / 50.033; 9.033
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictOffenbach
MunicipalityMainhausen
Area
 o Total9.30 km2 (3.59 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)
 o Total4,206
 o Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
63533
Dialling codes06182

Mainflingen is a district of Mainhausen, in the district of Offenbach in Hesse with about 4000 inhabitants. It is known for its time signal transmitter, DCF77, which controls almost all radio clocks in Western Europe.[1]

Geography

Location

Mainflingen is a municipality of the town Mainhausen, which lies in the Offenbach district, located in the southernmost part of the state Hesse right on the border with Bavaria. It lies near the river Main.

Constituent communities

Mainflingen is one of the two constituent communities of Mainhausen, the other one is Zellhausen.

History

Mainflingen was first mentioned in a document from the year 775. In this and other documents from 793, 796 and 799 it is confirmed that citizens of the municipality Manolfingen bequeathed fields and meadows to the monastery Lorsch. Researchers believe that the name is not derived from the river Main, but from a man named Manolf and his ancestors.[2]

A document confirms that Witch-hunts also occurred in Mainflingen.[2]

As a direct consequence of the Thirty Years' War, Mainflingen and the surrounding communities had suffered severe population losses.[2]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sport on 2 June 1955.

  • Blazon The coat of arms of Mainflingen depicts a red shield with a silver wave band and an ascending white horse above it.

References

  1. ^ "Der Zeitsender DCF77 in Mainflingen" [The radio clock DCF77 in Mainflingen]. Mainhausen.de (in German). City of Mainhausen. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Signus, Oliver (16 September 2015). "Mainflingen vor 1240 Jahren erstmals urkundlich erwähnt" [Mainflingen was first mentioned in a document 1240 years ago]. Offenbach-Post (in German). Retrieved 2018.

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