Burladingen

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Burladingen
Panorama of Burlandingen.
Panorama of Burlandingen.
Coat of arms of Burladingen
Coat of arms
Burladingen   is located in Germany
Burladingen
Burladingen
Coordinates: 48°17′25″N 09°06′34″E / 48.29028°N 9.10944°E / 48.29028; 9.10944Coordinates: 48°17′25″N 09°06′34″E / 48.29028°N 9.10944°E / 48.29028; 9.10944
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Zollernalbkreis
Government
 • Mayor Harry Ebert
Area
 • Total 123.33 km2 (47.62 sq mi)
Elevation 722 m (2,369 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,151
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72386–72393
Dialling codes 07475
Vehicle registration BL, HCH
Website www.burladingen.de

Burladingen is a town in the Zollernalbkreis district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 24 km southwest of Reutlingen.

The town of Burladingen consists of

  • Burladingen (with Hermannsdorf)
  • Gauselfingen
  • Hausen im Killertal
  • Hörschwag
  • Killer
  • Melchingen
  • Ringingen
  • Salmendingen
  • Starzeln
  • Stetten unter Holstein

The European Watershed between Black Sea and North Sea runs through the area. River Fehla (de:Fehla) is a tributary to River Lauchert (de:Lauchert), which is a tributary to River Danube.

The 14 km long Killertal valley is named after the village of Killer, as the church parish was located there. The river in the valley is the Starzel (de:Starzel (Neckar)), a tributary to the Neckar in Baden-Württemberg.

In the evening of 2 June 2008, three women drowned in the Starzel following heavy rainfalls and disastrous flooding. English language news reports attempted to give the story a bit of drama by misleadingly referring to the Killertal as the "Killer Valley" (the Killer in Killertal in fact coming from the name of the nearby village).[2][3][4]

Economy[edit]

Burladingen is the seat of Germanys biggest T-shirt and tennis clothing manufacturer Trigema. [5] It is the only clothing enterprise left in the city, although Burladingen was a centre of textile industry in Germany.

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