District of Mainhausen
View overlooking the river Main with the local church in the background
|o Total||9.30 km2 (3.59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||110 m (360 ft)|
|o Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
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.
Mainflingen is one of the two constituent communities of Mainhausen, the other one is Zellhausen.
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.
The coat of arms was approved by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sport on 2 June 1955.