Großostheim

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Großostheim
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Großostheim
Location of Großostheim within Aschaffenburg district
Großostheim in AB.svg
Großostheim is located in Germany
Großostheim
Großostheim
Großostheim is located in Bavaria
Großostheim
Großostheim
Coordinates: 49°55′N 9°5′E / 49.917°N 9.083°E / 49.917; 9.083Coordinates: 49°55′N 9°5′E / 49.917°N 9.083°E / 49.917; 9.083
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictAschaffenburg
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Herbert Jakob[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total44.31 km2 (17.11 sq mi)
Elevation
137 m (449 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total16,340
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
63762
Dialling codes06026
Vehicle registrationAB
Websitewww.grossostheim.de

Großostheim (or Grossostheim) is a market town in the Aschaffenburg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. The inhabitants call themselves Aistmer (ostheimers).

Geography[change | change source]

Location[change | change source]

Großostheim is on the northeast edge of the Odenwald in the Bavarian Lower Main (Bayerischer Untermain) region.

Constituent communities[change | change source]

Constituent communities

Großostheim's Ortsteile are Großostheim, Pflaumheim, Wenigumstadt and Ringheim.

Neighbouring communities[change | change source]

Clockwise from the north, these are the community of Stockstadt, the district-free town of Aschaffenburg, the community of Niedernberg, the community of Mömlingen (both in Miltenberg district) and the community of Schaafheim (Darmstadt-Dieburg).

Together with Stockstadt am Main and the neighbouring Hessian community of Schaafheim, the market community forms the historic Bachgau region.

Population development[change | change source]

Within the municipal area lived 12,788 inhabitants in 1970, 13,514 in 1987, 15,913 in 2000 and 16,299 in 2004.

Politics[change | change source]

Town Hall

The mayor is Herbert Jakob (CSU), elected in April 2014 and re-elected in 2020.

The income from municipal taxes in 1999 amounted to €9,751,000 (converted) of which net intake from business taxes amounted to €3,180,000.

Education[change | change source]

There are the following institutions (as at 2007):

Famous people[change | change source]

Sons and daughters of the town[change | change source]

  • Otto Becker (1958–    ), German show jumper
  • Heinrich Hock (1887–1971), German chemist
  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schüßler (1960–    ), German (moral) philosopher

Town partnerships[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden Archived 2021-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Wolfgang Hartmann: 1200 Jahre Großostheim. Großostheim 1999
  • Frank Schmelz: Lineare anthropogene Gehölz- und Saumstrukturen im Bachgau (Gmde. Großostheim, Lkrs. Aschaffenburg). Gießen 2001

Other websites[change | change source]