Burghaslach

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Burghaslach
Coat of arms of Burghaslach
Coat of arms
Burghaslach   is located in Germany
Burghaslach
Burghaslach
Coordinates: 49°43′N 10°35′E / 49.717°N 10.583°E / 49.717; 10.583Coordinates: 49°43′N 10°35′E / 49.717°N 10.583°E / 49.717; 10.583
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Neustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim
Subdivisions 13 districts
Government
 • Mayor Hermann Wehr
Area
 • Total 44.02 km2 (17.00 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,502
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 96152
Dialling codes 09552
Vehicle registration NEA
Website www.burghaslach.de

Burghaslach is a municipality and a market town in the district of Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim in Franconia in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Easter-decorated market fountain of Burghaslach, in the background St. Ägidius's Church
Burghaslach's marketplace on which stands the St Ägidius's Church

Neighbouring municipalities to Burghaslach are Geiselwind, Schlüsselfeld, Vestenbergsgreuth, Markt Taschendorf, Scheinfeld and Oberscheinfeld.

Geographical Location[edit]

Burghaslach is between Würzburg and Nürnberg. It is accessible by slip road 77 of the Bundesautobahn 3

Districts[edit]

The municipality is composed of 16 districts:

  • Breitenlohe
  • Buchbach
  • Buchmühle
  • Burghaslach
  • Burghöchstadt
  • Freihaslach
  • Fürstenforst
  • Gleißenberg
  • Hardhof
  • Kirchrimbach
  • Münchhof
  • Niederndorf
  • Oberrimbach
  • Rosenbirkach
  • Seitenbuch
  • Unterrimbach

Placename[edit]

The name Burghaslach is derived from the German Burg what means castle and Haslach, a local river.

History[edit]

Burghaslach was independent from 1136.

In 1806, Burghaslach became a part of the Kingdom of Bavaria.

Politic[edit]

The mayor of Burghaslach is Hermann Wehr.

Council[edit]

The membership of the council is distributed as follows:

CSU/Free voters community SPD/Free voters Wählergemeinschaft Gleißenberg Freie Gemeindeliste GRÜNE Total
2002 5 3 1 5 - 14 seats
2008 6 3 1 4 - 14 seats

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Traffic[edit]

The market is near the Bundesautobahn 3 Würzburg - Nürnberg slip road 77 Schlüsselfeld.

The ADAC declared the truck stop at Burghaslach as the winner of the 2008 European Service Area Competition. The truck stop was rated "very good" in five of nine categories. Among a total of 65 checked service areas in Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Switzerland the truck stop at Burghaslach came in first.

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