Geislingen, Zollernalbkreis

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Coat of arms of Geislingen
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Geislingen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°17′15″N 08°48′45″E / 48.28750°N 8.81250°E / 48.28750; 8.81250Coordinates: 48°17′15″N 08°48′45″E / 48.28750°N 8.81250°E / 48.28750; 8.81250
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Zollernalbkreis
 • Mayor Günther-Martin Pauli (CDU)
 • Total 31.95 km2 (12.34 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,962
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72349–72351
Dialling codes 07433 / 07428
Vehicle registration BL

Geislingen is a town in the Zollernalbkreis district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 4 km northwest of Balingen. Current population is at around 6,000 people. Geislingen consists of three smaller towns, Geislingen (pop. 4,500), Erlaheim (pop. 500) and Binsdorf (pop. 1,000), all of them growing by about 1% per year. While the area has been constantly settled since the stone age, the first written documentation of Binsdorf dates back to the year 834, Geislingen proper gets a first mention in 1188. The local economy mixes agriculture with services and small-scale industry. Most of Geislingen today has a residential character with many citizens working in the highly industrial areas south of Stuttgart or in nearby Balingen.