|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Association municipality :||Kirchheimbolanden|
|Height :||327 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||5.68 km 2|
|Residents:||690 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||121 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||67294|
|Area code :||06352|
|License plate :||KIB, ROK|
|Community key :||07 3 33 057|
|Association administration address:||Neue Allee 2
|Local Mayor :||Peter Schmitt ( SPD )|
|Location of the local parish Orbis in the Donnersbergkreis|
The community is located about 40 km southwest of Mainz in the hill country between Rheinhessen and the North Palatinate Uplands . The Leithof residential area also belongs to Orbis . Neighboring communities are Morschheim in the east, the Kirchheimbolandener district of Haide in the south and Oberwiesen in the west.
Elevations and waters
From 1798 to 1814, when the Palatinate was part of the French Republic (until 1804) and then part of the Napoleonic Empire , Orbis was incorporated into the canton of Kirchheim and was the seat of a mairie that also included Oberwiesen . In 1815 the place had a total of 369 inhabitants. In the same year it was added to Austria . Just one year later, the place, like the entire Palatinate, changed to the Kingdom of Bavaria . From 1818 to 1862 Orbis was a member of the Kirchheim Land Commissioner - later Kirchhheimbolanden ; from this the district office of Kirchhheimbolanden emerged. On June 14, 1849, the community was partially the scene of the battle near Kirchheimbolanden , when it was occupied by Prussian troops without a fight.
From 1939 the place was part of the Kirchheimbolanden district . After the Second World War , Ramsen became part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate within the French occupation zone . In the course of the first administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate , Orbis moved to the newly formed Donnersbergkreis in 1969 ; three years later, the community was incorporated into the also newly created community of Kirchheimbolanden .
The place name through the ages
The municipal council in Orbis consists of twelve council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
|2009||by majority vote||12 seats|
Local mayor is Peter Schmitt. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office with 85.93% of the votes.
coat of arms
Blazon : "Split by silver and blue, on the right between two growing green fir trees an upright red key, on the left a red armored and tongued golden lion."
It was approved on February 17, 1964 by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of the Interior in Mainz.
|Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms of Orbis is a new creation without a seal template. With the Nassauer lions of the 18th century to the local government by the end of reference, the firs correspond to the interpretation of the name as a dense forest and the key recalls the Kaplaneikirche St. Peter to Orbis, the King Friedrich II. In 1214 the Holy digging Monastery in Speyer . Also Albisheim , whose care was one Orbis since 1614, had before the Reformation Peter -Patrozinium.|
Culture and sights
Economy and Infrastructure
Orbis is the starting point of the Selztal cycle path . The Staudernheim-Soultz-sous-Forêts long-distance hiking trail, marked with a blue bar, also runs through the village .
Sons and daughters of the church
- Franz Josef Heinz (1884–1924), politician (DVP) and separatist
People who worked on site
- Fritz Heß (1879–1938), politician (NSDAP), helped on December 1, 1923 with the preparations for an arson attack on a local barn that belonged to Franz Josef Heinz
- Manfred Fluhr, owner of the Freiherr vom Stein plaque since 2013
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 1, 2017 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 91 (PDF; 1.9 MB).
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Orbis. Retrieved August 30, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kirchheimbolanden, Verbandsgemeinde, third from last line of results. Retrieved August 30, 2019 .