Gerabronn

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Gerabronn
Coat of arms of Gerabronn
Coat of arms
Gerabronn is located in Germany
Gerabronn
Gerabronn
Coordinates: 49°14′58″N 09°55′13″E / 49.24944°N 9.92028°E / 49.24944; 9.92028Coordinates: 49°14′58″N 09°55′13″E / 49.24944°N 9.92028°E / 49.24944; 9.92028
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Schwäbisch Hall
Subdivisions 5 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Klaus-Dieter Schumm
Area
 • Total 40.38 km2 (15.59 sq mi)
Elevation 460 m (1,510 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,207
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74582
Dialling codes 07952
Vehicle registration SHA
Website www.gerabronn.de
The Protestant church in Gerabronn

Gerabronn is a small town in the district Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. As of 2006 it has a population of about 4547 and covers an area of 40.38 km².

Gerabronn is the hometown of the two leading German politicians of the Green Party, Joschka Fischer and Rezzo Schlauch.

History[edit]

Gerabronn developed from a village, which was supposedly founded in the 10th century. Originally named Gerhiltebrunnen (well of Gerhilt), it was also called Gerolzbrunn, Geroldbrunn, Gerltbrunn or Gerhartsbrunn, until in the 17th century the current name became common. The village was first mentioned in a feud document from 1226, when the area came under the control of the bishop of Würzburg.

Until the 19th century Gerabronn was only a village, however after it became Oberamtsstadt in 1811 it was responsible for the administration of the surrounding area. Industrialization and the connection to the railway further helped the growth of the city. In 1938 the Amt was dissolved and became part of the district Crailsheim, which in 1972 was included into the district Schwäbisch Hall. 1972-75 the previously independent municipalities Amlishagen, Dünsbach and Michelbach/Heide, as well as Ober- and Unterweiler from the municipality Wittenweiler were included into the city.

Overview[edit]

Gerabronn lies in 422 up to 460 meters height on a hill on the Hohenlohe Plain.

Neighbouring municipalities

The city borders in the north to Blaufelden, in the east to Rot am See, in the south to the cities Kirchberg an der Jagst and Ilshofen and in the west to Langenburg.

City Districts

From 1972 until 1975 the municipalities Amlishagen, Dünsbach, Michelbach/Heide as well as Oberweiler und Unterweiler out of the municipality Wittenweiler where annexed following the Municipality Reform.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms shows the quartered black-and-white shield of the Hohenzollern family, who were the Viscounts of Nürnberg when the coat of arms was granted to the city in 1545. To distinguish the coats of arms of the family and the city two jumping horses were added, as horse breeding was popular in the city historically. Originally the horses were displayed on the black quarters, but in 1902 they were placed on the silver quarters, which was made official in 1953.

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