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Maintal is the second largest town of the Main-Kinzig district, in Hesse
Hesse
Hesse or Hessia is both a cultural region of Germany and the name of an individual German state.* The cultural region of Hesse includes both the State of Hesse and the area known as Rhenish Hesse in the neighbouring Rhineland-Palatinate state...

, Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. It is situated on the river Main, between Frankfurt am Main and Hanau
Hanau
Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main. Its station is a major railway junction.- Geography :...

.

Neighbouring places


Neighbouring towns and cities of Maintal are Niederdorfelden
Niederdorfelden
Niederdorfelden is a municipality in the Main-Kinzig district, in Hesse, Germany.-Twin towns:Saint-Sever-Calvados, France...

 and Schöneck
Schöneck
Schöneck may refer to:*Schöneck, Hesse, town in Germany*Schöneck, Saxony, town in Germany*Schœneck, municipality in Lorraine, France*Skarszewy , Poland...

 in the north, the city of Hanau
Hanau
Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main. Its station is a major railway junction.- Geography :...

 in the East, Mühlheim am Main
Mühlheim am Main
Mühlheim am Main is a town of roughly 26,600 on the Main’s left bank in the Offenbach district in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. Its municipal area measures 20.67 km² .-Location:...

 and Offenbach am Main on the other bank of the river Main as well as Frankfurt am Main in the west.

Division of the town


Maintal consists of the four districts Dörnigheim
Maintal-Dörnigheim
Dörnigheim is the biggest district of the town of Maintal in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the right, or northern, bank of the Main river.- History :...

, Bischofsheim, Hochstadt
Maintal-Hochstadt
Hochstadt is a district of the city of Maintal.- History :Hochstadt's existence was first documented in the year 846.In 1974 Hochstadt lost its independence and became together with three other towns, Bischofsheim, Dörnigheim and Wachenbuchen, a district of the newly formed city of Maintal....

 (seat of city-administration) and Wachenbuchen
Maintal-Wachenbuchen
Wachenbuchen is the smallest district in the city of Maintal....

.

History


The city was artificially created in 1974 in the course of the Hessian administration reform by merging the city of Dörnigheim (now Maintal's biggest district) with the nearby towns of Bischofsheim, Hochstadt and Wachenbuchen.

Transportation


Maintal is connected with Hanau and Frankfurt by the so-called "nordmainische Eisenbahn" (northern Main railway) and has two train stations (Maintal-West in Bischofsheim near the Main river and Maintal-East in Dörnigheim)

Two ferries cross the Main to the left, or south, bank. The Rumpenheim Ferry links Bischofsheim with Rumpenheim, whilst the Maintal-Dörnigheim Ferry
Maintal-Dörnigheim Ferry
The Maintal-Dörnigheim Ferry, also known as the Mühlheim am Main to Dörnigheim Ferry, is a vehicular cable ferry across the Main river in Hesse, Germany. The ferry crosses between the Dörnigheim district of the town of Maintal, on the right bank of the river, and Mühlheim am Main opposite....

 links Dörnigheim with Mühlheim am Main
Mühlheim am Main
Mühlheim am Main is a town of roughly 26,600 on the Main’s left bank in the Offenbach district in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. Its municipal area measures 20.67 km² .-Location:...

.

International relations


Maintal is twinned
Town twinning
Twin towns and sister cities are two of many terms used to describe the cooperative agreements between towns, cities, and even counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.- Terminology :...

 with:
  • Luisant
    Luisant
    Luisant is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.-Population:...

     (France
    France
    The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

    ), since April 21, 1973
  • Moosburg
    Moosburg, Austria
    Moosburg is a market town in the Klagenfurt-Land district in the Austrian state of Carinthia, northwest of its capital Klagenfurt. It consists of the Katastralgemeinden Bärndorf, Gradenegg, Kreggab, Moosburg , St...

     (Austria
    Austria
    Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

    ), since October 22, 1976
  • Amersford (Netherlands
    Netherlands
    The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

    ), since April 10, 1983
  • Esztergom
    Esztergom
    Esztergom , is a city in northern Hungary, 46 km north-west of the capital Budapest. It lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there....

     (Hungary
    Hungary
    Hungary , officially the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The...

    ), since July 18, 1993
  • Katerini
    Katerini
    Katerini is a town in Central Macedonia, Greece, the capital of Pieria regional unit. It lies on the Pierian plain, between Mt. Olympus and the Thermaikos Gulf, at an altitude of 14 m. The town, which is one of the newest in Greece, has a population of 83,764...

     (Greece
    Greece
    Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....

    ), since March 26, 1995

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