Bad Saulgau

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Bad Saulgau
Saint John the Baptist Church
Saint John the Baptist Church
Coat of arms of Bad Saulgau
Coat of arms
Bad Saulgau   is located in Germany
Bad Saulgau
Bad Saulgau
Coordinates: 48°1′3″N 9°30′1″E / 48.01750°N 9.50028°E / 48.01750; 9.50028Coordinates: 48°1′3″N 9°30′1″E / 48.01750°N 9.50028°E / 48.01750; 9.50028
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
Subdivisions 14
Government
 • Mayor Doris Schröter
Area
 • Total 97.34 km2 (37.58 sq mi)
Elevation 587 m (1,926 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,080
 • Density 180/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88348
Dialling codes 07581
Vehicle registration SIG
Website www.bad-saulgau.de

Bad Saulgau is a town in the district of Sigmaringen, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 23 km east of Sigmaringen, and 27 km north of Ravensburg between the Danube and Lake Constance.

The location was already a Celtic settlement and owes its name to the spring goddess Sulis. The first historical reference to the settlement dates back to 819. In 1239, the town was acknowledged by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. It became a possession of the House of Habsburg in 1299, and thus part of the Holy Roman Empire.

In Napoleonic times, it was given to the Kingdom of Württemberg. During World War II, a subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located in the town.[2] The name of the town was officially changed in 2000 from Saulgau to Bad Saulgau.

Coat of arms District Inhabitants Area
Bad Saulgau Bad Saulgau (main locality) 11.673 5690 ha
Bierstetten Bierstetten and Steinbronnen 591 615 ha
Bolstern Bolstern and Heratskirch 417 1206 ha
Bondorf Bondorf 333 278 ha
Braunenweiler Braunenweiler/Untereggartsweiler 553 1005 ha
Friedberg Friedberg 406 541 ha
Fulgenstadt Fulgenstadt 672 673 ha
Großtissen Großtissen and Kleintissen 374 669 ha
Haid Haid-Sießen-Bogenweiler 874 1320 ha
Hochberg Hochberg and Luditsweiler 579 664 ha
Lampertsweiler Lampertsweiler 302 252 ha
Moosheim Moosheim 337 443 ha
Renhardsweiler Renhardsweiler 273 170 ha
Wolfartsweiler Wolfartsweiler 275 351 ha

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ glosk.com/GM/Linde/17283/pages/List_of_subcamps_of_Dachau/84737_en.htm