|Coordinates: 49°46′N 08°53′E / 49.767°N 8.883°ECoordinates: 49°46′N 08°53′E / 49.767°N 8.883°E|
|• Mayor||Hans-Georg Stosiek|
|• Total||23.18 km2 (8.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||220/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Brensbach lies in the northern Odenwald in the Gersprenz valley
Brensbach borders in the north on the towns of Groß-Bieberau and Reinheim (although this boundary is quite short) and the community of Otzberg (all in Darmstadt-Dieburg), in the east on the community of Höchst and the town of Bad König, in the south on the communities of Brombachtal and Reichelsheim and in the west on the communities of Fränkisch-Crumbach (all in the Odenwaldkreis) and Fischbachtal (Darmstadt-Dieburg).
Brensbach’s Ortsteile are Affhöllerbach, Bierbach, Brensbach, Hippelsbach, Höllerbach, Kilsbach, Mummenroth, Nieder-Kainsbach, Stierbach, Wallbach and Wersau.
The municipal election held on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results:
|Parties and voter communities|| %
|CDU||Christian Democratic Union of Germany||42.9||11||37.0||11|
|SPD||Social Democratic Party of Germany||57.1||14||63.0||20|
|Voter turnout in %||51.6||57.1|
Coat of arms
The community’s arms bear three charges on a white (silver) background: in the foot of the escutcheon are some blue waves, above which is a red fire, over which is an arc of five six-pointed stars. The arms are canting, suggesting the community’s name: the verb brennen means “burn” in German, and Bach means “brook”. According to legend, the namesake brook, when seen under starlight, looked as though it might be burning. Likelier, though, it looked so at sunset rather than at night, since stars would not be bright enough to produce such an effect.
- Mühlhäuser-Obermann GmbH, a manufacturer of tunnel construction equipment