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Sandhausen

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Sandhausen is a municipality in the district of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 7 km south of Heidelberg.GeographyLocationSandhausen belongs to the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan region.HistoryThe first recorded mention of Sandhausen was in 1262. Sandhausen is named after the ice-age sand dunes that border the municipality. As early as Roman times, a settlement called "Lochheim" existed in the area.PoliticsMayorThe mayor of Sandhausen is Georg Kletti (CDU). Previous mayors were as follows: 1954–1981: Walter Reinhard 1981–2005: Erich BertschEconomy and InfrastructureEconomyIn the past, hops were grown in Sandhausen. The tobacco industry, which thrived in Sandhausen in the past, is now restricted to the rural parish of Bruchhausen.TransportSchoolsSandhausen has the following schools: Theodor Heuss primary school Friedrich-Ebert-Hauptschule with Werkrealschule Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium Pestalozzi-Förderschule Music school ("Südliche Bergstraße")SportThe football club SV Sandhausen plays in the Hardtwaldstadion on the outskirts of the town. The club counts as the smallest professional football club in Germany playing the second division of the German league (2.Bundesliga, season 2012/13).People Markus Friedrich Wendelin, theologian and educator Selçuk Alibaz, footballer
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