Steinheim an der Murr

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Steinheim an der Murr
Coat of arms of Steinheim an der Murr
Coat of arms
Steinheim an der Murr   is located in Germany
Steinheim an der Murr
Steinheim an der Murr
Coordinates: 48°58′0″N 9°17′0″E / 48.96667°N 9.28333°E / 48.96667; 9.28333Coordinates: 48°58′0″N 9°17′0″E / 48.96667°N 9.28333°E / 48.96667; 9.28333
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ludwigsburg
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Rosner
Area
 • Total 23.19 km2 (8.95 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,937
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 71711
Dialling codes 07144
Vehicle registration LB
Website www.stadt-steinheim.de

Steinheim an der Murr is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the river Murr, 9 km northeast of Ludwigsburg. The Steinheim Skull was found near Steinheim an der Murr.

It is world wide known for a famous skull of an early human, found there in 1933. This human lived around 250.000 years ago. The original skull is kept in the museum of nature in Stuttgart, while in Steinheim, visitors can see two reproductions of the skull in a small museum.

Repro of the skull of the famous Steinheimer human

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