Besigheim

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Besigheim
BesigheimMarktplatz 2010-05.jpg
Besigheim  is located in Germany
Besigheim
Besigheim
Coordinates: 48°59.9′N 9°8.5′E / 48.9983°N 9.1417°E / 48.9983; 9.1417Coordinates: 48°59.9′N 9°8.5′E / 48.9983°N 9.1417°E / 48.9983; 9.1417
Country Germany
State
  1. default: Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ludwigsburg
Founded 12th century
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,787
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74354
Dialling codes 07143
Vehicle registration LB
Besigheim is located in Neckar
Besigheim
Besigheim
Besigheim on Neckar River

Besigheim is a municipality in the district of Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

It is situated 13 km north of Ludwigsburg at the confluence of the Neckar and Enz rivers. The town has many old buildings and a town hall that dates back to 1459. There are two medieval towers, gothic church, cobblestone market place and other historical objects of interest.

History[edit]

Besigheim was founded in the 12th century as a well- defended walled city. The first mention of the city in official documentation was in 1153 in a decree by King Friedrich I.

In 1693 the fortifications were all but destroyed by French troops, and by 1750 were little more than rubble.

Besigheim is the twin town of Newton Abbot, Devon in the UK.

References[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. 

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