Waldburg

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Waldburg
Coat of arms of Waldburg
Coat of arms
Waldburg is located in Germany
Waldburg
Waldburg
Coordinates: 47°45′25″N 09°42′46″E / 47.75694°N 9.71278°E / 47.75694; 9.71278Coordinates: 47°45′25″N 09°42′46″E / 47.75694°N 9.71278°E / 47.75694; 9.71278
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Ravensburg
Municipal assoc. Gullen
Government
 • Mayor Michael Röger
Area
 • Total 22.70 km2 (8.76 sq mi)
Elevation 723 m (2,372 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,121
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88289
Dialling codes 07529
Vehicle registration RV
Website www.gemeinde-waldburg.de
County of Waldburg
Grafschaft Waldburg
State of the Holy Roman Empire
12th century–1424 Wappen Waldburg.png
 
Wappen Waldburg.png
 
Wappen Waldburg.png
The County of Waldburg, shown in green at the bottom right, within Württemberg
Capital Waldburg
Languages Alemannic German
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Established 12th century
 -  First comital line extinct 1183
 -  Partitioned 1424

Waldburg is a town in the district of Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is the home of Waldburg Castle, a medieval castle that sits atop the large hill in the town. The castle dates from the twelfth century, when Waldburg was a County of the Holy Roman Empire.

House of Waldburg[edit]

In 1424, the county was partitioned:

Waldburg castle, in May 2007


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.