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Ebingen is a town in the large district of Albstadt, district Zollernalbkreis, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the river Schmiecha, a left-hand tributary of the Danube, south of Tübingen and west of Ulm.
Ebingen received city rights around 1250 from the Hohenberg ducal family. In 1367 it became a part of the kingdom of Württemberg. In 1911, it was known for manufacturing velvet and cotton-velvet (Manchester) goods, stockings, stays, hats, needles, tools and tanneries. In 1975 Ebingen joined 8 other towns in the area to form the city of Albstadt. Current population is at 20,000, with all of Albstadt having around 45,000 inhabitants.
Most of the textiles industry is gone today, leaving some monuments, like Villa Haux. However, one of the world's biggest makers of industrial needles, Groz-Beckert still resides there. Other prominent local companies include Mey (knitwear), Mettler Toledo (weighing systems) and a major part of Assa Abloy security systems(Eff-Eff Brand). Ebingen also hosts the technical and computer science faculties of Albstadt-Sigmaringen University with about 3,000 students (2014).
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ebingen". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.