Thüngersheim

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Thüngersheim
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Würzburg Gate, part of the town walls
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Thüngersheim
Coordinates: 49°52′N09°50′E / 49.867°N 9.833°E / 49.867; 9.833 Coordinates: 49°52′N09°50′E / 49.867°N 9.833°E / 49.867; 9.833
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Würzburg
Government
   Mayor Markus Höfling (CSU)
Area
  Total11.06 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Elevation
169 m (554 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31) [1]
  Total2,704
  Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97291
Dialling codes 09364
Vehicle registration
Website www.thuengersheim.de

Thüngersheim is a community located in Germany. The community is situated on the River Main. It is a community in the district of Würzburg (Bavaria, Administrative region Lower Franconia). The village is molded by the surrounding vineyards, more than 2 square kilometres (0.8 sq mi).

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the local patron St. Michael. It was conferred on the village in 1581 by Julius Echter of Mespelbrunn, then Bishop of Würzburg.

Geography

Geographic data

Located in the rain shadow of Rhön and Spessart, the average annual rainfall is 550 to 600 millimetres (22 to 24 in). This makes the Main valley one of the driest regions of Germany.

Neighbouring communities

Thüngersheim has common borders with Retzbach in the north, Retzstadt in the northeast, Güntersleben in the east, Veitshöchheim in the west and Zellingen and Erlabrunn (both separated from Thüngersheim by the river Main).

History

Religion

Denominations

Thüngersheim is predominantly Catholic (parish church St. Michael). In 2003 a parish community was formed with St. Maternus Güntersleben.

Pilgrimage to the Kreuzberg (Cross Mountain)

A prominent religious event is the pilgrimage to the Kreuzberg. It is undertaken once a year. The destination is the Kreuzberg in the Rhön, which is also called the holy mountain of the Franconians. It dates back to the 18th century.

Politics

Municipal council

The municipal council consists of 14 members (plus the mayor). Seven members belong to the free voters community, five to the Christian Social Union (CSU), and two to the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

Town twinning

Thüngersheim is twinned to St. Aignan de Grand Lieu (France). More information (in German and French ) is available at .

Population development

1996: female 1,300, male 1,315

Culture and sights

Buildings

The parish church St. Michael is worth seeing (literature - in German - is referenced below). Three of the once four gate lodges are still present. They were part of the fortification (a ring of walls surrounding the town centre).

Associations

(all the information is in German)
Gesangverein
Musikverein

Libraries

Municipal library located in the former town hall and Catholic public library.

Businesses and infrastructure

Thüngersheim is the domicile of the Winzergenossenschaft Thüngersheim eG (vinters' co-operative) founded in 1930. With more than 2 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi), Thüngersheim is one of the largest vine villages in Franconia.

Transport

Thüngersheim is located at the Bundesstraße (federal road) 27 and on the railroad line Würzburg-Gemünden.

Education

The only school is the elementary school (first to fourth grade).

Recreation facilities

Notable people

Literature

(all the literature is in German)

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References

  1. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.

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