||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia. (February 2009)|
|• Mayor||Andreas Hesky (Ind.)|
|• Total||42.76 km2 (16.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||230 m (750 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||07151, 07146|
Waiblingen is a town in the southwest of Germany, located in the center of the densely populated Stuttgart Region, directly neighboring Stuttgart. It is the capital of the Rems-Murr district. As of September 30, 2004 Waiblingen accommodated 52,948 inhabitants (25,953 men and 26,995 women).
As of December 31, 2004 the area of the town (including all external proprieties, such as forests) was 42.76 km².
Waiblingen was property of the Salian kings, from whom the Hohenstaufen dukes and kings inherited it. It is assumed that the Italian name of the Hohenstaufen party, Ghibelline, is derived from "Waiblingen".
The town was almost completely destroyed in 1634 during the Thirty Years' War, and its citizens either killed or deported. It was rebuilt after the war; the existing old central part of the town dates back to the years between 1640 and 1700. Its fortifications are now well restored.
The following towns were incorporated into Waiblingen:
Waiblingen is twinned with:
- 1883: Dr. med. Gustav Pfeilsticker
- 1907: Ferdinand Küderli
- 1930: Theodor Kaiser
- 1932: Friedrich Schofer
- 1934: Albert Roller
- 1953: Emil Münz
- 1967: Alfred Diebold
- 1968: Adolf Bauer
- 1997: Dr. Ulrich Gauß
- 1997: Hans Peter Stihl
- 1997: Albrecht Villinger
- [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.
Media related to Waiblingen at Wikimedia Commons
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Waiblingen". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press
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