Rheinfelden (Baden)

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For the adjacent town in Switzerland, see Rheinfelden.
Rheinfelden
Saint Joseph Church
Saint Joseph Church
Coat of arms of Rheinfelden
Coat of arms
Rheinfelden  is located in Germany
Rheinfelden
Rheinfelden
Coordinates: 47°33′40″N 7°47′30″E / 47.56111°N 7.79167°E / 47.56111; 7.79167Coordinates: 47°33′40″N 7°47′30″E / 47.56111°N 7.79167°E / 47.56111; 7.79167
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Lörrach
Subdivisions 8
Government
 • Mayor Eberhard Niethammer (CDU)
Area
 • Total 62.84 km2 (24.26 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 31,926
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79618
Dialling codes 07623
Vehicle registration
Website www.rheinfelden-baden.de

Rheinfelden (Alemannic German: Badisch-Rhyfälde, pronounced [ˈb̥ad̥ɪʃ ʁifæld̥ə]) is a town in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Rhine, across from Rheinfelden, Switzerland, and 15 km east of Basel. The population is 32,469 as of 2006, making it the second most populated town of the district after Lörrach.

Geography[edit]

Rheinfelden is located on the Swiss-German border, between the High Rhine to the south and the Dinkelberg hills to the north in the district of Lörrach. It borders the Swiss town of the same name across the Rhine river, and the towns of Grenzach-Wyhlen, Inzlingen, Steinen, Maulburg, Schopfheim, Schwörstadt, and Wehr in Germany.

Communities[edit]

Rheinfelden consists of a relatively young city core (founded in the late 19th Century), two formerly independent villages (Nollingen and Warmbach), and seven villages which were incorporated into the city between 1972 and 1975. These are:

Apart from the city core, the villages forming Rheinfelden go back to the early Middle Ages. Partly because of this, a teasing animosity exists between the villages with their longer history and traditions, and the industrial city core with its diverse population of recent origin.

Famous people[edit]

Anne-Sophie Mutter, *1963, violinist

International relations[edit]

Rheinfelden is twinned with:

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.