Triberg im Schwarzwald

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Triberg im Schwarzwald
Coat of arms of Triberg im Schwarzwald
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Triberg im Schwarzwald   is located in Germany
Triberg im Schwarzwald
Triberg im Schwarzwald
Coordinates: 48°7′51″N 8°13′54″E / 48.13083°N 8.23167°E / 48.13083; 8.23167Coordinates: 48°7′51″N 8°13′54″E / 48.13083°N 8.23167°E / 48.13083; 8.23167
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Dr Gallus Strobel
Area
 • Total 33.32 km2 (12.86 sq mi)
Elevation 600-1,050 m (−2,840 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,778
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78098
Dialling codes 07722
Vehicle registration VS
Website www.triberg.de

Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. As of 2004 it has a population of 5,377. Triberg lies in the middle of the Black Forest between 500 and 1038 metres above sea level.

The Triberg Waterfalls, a series of waterfalls in the Gutach River, are among the tallest in Germany. With a total vertical drop of 151m (496 feet), the falls are shorter than the tallest waterfall in Germany, the Röthbachfall. However, the Triberg Falls are better known and have easier public access.

Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft Triberg, a regional utility, was founded 1896 by Friedrich Wilhelm Schoen, Wilhelm Eduard von Schoen and famous industrialist and inventor Carl Linde. It is still active today and partially owned by local municipalities. Watchmaking was once a thriving local industry, but no longer plays a central role in the economy. Private hospital Asklepios Klinik is the town's major employer. The amount of inhabitants decreased from 8,000 to 5,000.[when?]

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The asteroid 619 Triberga is named after this town.

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  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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