Schöntal

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Schöntal
Coat of arms of Schöntal
Coat of arms
Schöntal   is located in Germany
Schöntal
Schöntal
Coordinates: 49°20′N 9°30′E / 49.333°N 9.500°E / 49.333; 9.500Coordinates: 49°20′N 9°30′E / 49.333°N 9.500°E / 49.333; 9.500
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Hohenlohekreis
Government
 • Mayor Patrizia Filz
Area
 • Total 81.65 km2 (31.53 sq mi)
Elevation 209 m (686 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,623
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74214
Dialling codes 07943
Vehicle registration KÜN
Website www.schoental.de

Schöntal is a town and municipality in the district of Hohenlohe in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

It is principally known as the location of the former Schöntal Abbey, a magnificent Baroque monastery.

The Schöntal municipality was formed in 1972 by merging the eight municipalities of Aschhausen, Berlichingen, Bieringen, Marlach, Oberkessach, Schöntal (today known as Kloster Schöntal, Schöntal Abbey), Sindeldorf and Westernhausen. In 1973, the municipality of Winzenhofen was also incorporated.

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