Gomaringen

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Gomaringen
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Gomaringen is located in Germany
Gomaringen
Coordinates: 48°27′07″N 9°06′00″E / 48.4520°N 9.1000°E / 48.4520; 9.1000Coordinates: 48°27′07″N 9°06′00″E / 48.4520°N 9.1000°E / 48.4520; 9.1000
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Tübingen
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Steffen Heß
Area
 • Total 17.3 km2 (6.7 sq mi)
Elevation 474 m (1,555 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,733
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72810
Dialling codes 07072
Vehicle registration
Website www.gomaringen.de

Gomaringen is a municipality located about 10 km south of Tübingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Geography[edit]

Geographical Position[edit]

Gomaringen is located in the valley of the stream Wiesaz, a tributary of the Steinlach, which in turn flows into the Neckar.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

The following cities and Municipalities border Gomaringen in clockwise order starting from the north. They belong to District of Tübingen or to District of Reutlingen.

Formation of the municipality[edit]

The settlements Hinterweiler and Stockach belong to the municipality of Gomaringen.

History[edit]

  • The ending of the name "ingen" is proof for the first settlement done by the Alamanni
  • The name "Gomaringen" is first mentioned in a document in 1191, the chronicle of Berthold von Zwiefalten.
  • Werner von Gomaringen (approx. 1356-1393) and Peter von Gomaringen (1393-1412) belonging to the house of the Herren von Gomaringen become abbots of Bebenhausen, the domestical monastery of the Pfalzgrafen von Tübingen.
  • 1499: Gomaringen and its contemporary settlements Hinterweiler und Stockach are bought by Reutlingen. For a 150 year long era reeves take care of the interests of the imperial city.
  • 1648: Because of the high contributions in the Thirty Years War Reutlingen had to pay as an imperial city, it needed to sell Gomaringen and Hinterweiler to Württemberg.
  • 1807: Gomaringen becomes member of the Oberamt, later the district Reutlingen.
  • 1973: As a result of the district reformation in 1973, the municipality changed districts, from Reutlingen to Tübingen.

Politics[edit]

Gomaringen is the seat of the municipal administration cooperation "Steinlach-Wiesaz". Other members are Dußlingen and Nehren.

Town Council[edit]

The last town election on 7 June 2009 had the following results at the last reapportionment:

International town partnership[edit]

Culture[edit]

Gomaringen Castle

Museums[edit]

Castles[edit]

  • Castle Gomaringen, started 1837 finished 1841, was the home of Gustav Schwab.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Traffic[edit]

The state road L 230 links the town to the federal road B 27 and thereby to Tübingen and Stuttgart. The state road L 394 links Gomaringen east-bound to Reutlingen. The state road L 384 provides the link from Gomaringen to the Schwaebische Alb.

Public transport is provided by Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau (NALDO). The town is in comb no. 113.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 

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