||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia. (February 2009)|
|• Mayor||Stefan Schlatterer (CDU)|
|• Total||33.80 km2 (13.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||201 m (659 ft)|
|• Density||770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Emmendingen is a town in Baden-Württemberg, capital of the district Emmendingen of Germany. It is located at the Elz River, 14 km (8.7 mi) north of Freiburg im Breisgau. The city contains more than 26,000 residents, which is the most of any city in the Emmendingen district.
The city lies in Breisgau, between the foothills of the Black Forest and the Kaiserstuhl which rises out of the Rhine plain to the north of Freiburg. The land is between 189-368m (620–1200 ft) high. On the western edge of Emmendingen flows the Elz river, which divides shortly after its confluence with the Dreisam and Glotter near Riegel, into the Old Elz and the Leopoldskanal, which both flow into the Rhine. The Leopoldskanal was built in the middle 19th century.
The first mention of this town in a document dates back to 1091, however it is much older. It officially became a city in 1590. There was also a neighboring town called Nieder-Emmendingen. The both merged in 1883.
Emmendingen has only a few small and mid-size companies.Probably one of the most notable is the "Wehrle-Werk AG" that manufactures boiler and water recycling plants.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Emmendingen is twinned with:
- Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
- Sandomierz, Poland
- Drom HaSharon Regional Council, Israel
- Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
Emmendingen is a small town, but that does not mean that it lacks in interesting details. Listed are just a few of Emmendingen's claims to fame.
Cornelia Schlosser (maiden name: Cornelia Friederica Christiana Goethe) was the only sibling of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and lived with her husband Johann Georg Schlosser in a house on the main square in Emmendingen. Today their house is the city library.
Old City Hall
The old Emmendingen city hall is also on the main square of town, though a new city hall was built fairly recently. Today the building is still utilized, but it is now home to the only archive of diaries in Germany.
Points of interest
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013.
- "Home". newarktwinning.co.uk. 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
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