|• Mayor||Wolfgang Seidel (SPD)|
|• Total||68.17 km2 (26.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||383 m (1,257 ft)|
|• Density||88/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Windsbach is located in the Rangau area at the Franconian Rezat River. The city's position is 20 km eastward of the district capital Ansbach and 40 km southwestern of Nuremberg. Beside the Franconian Rezat River the Aurach, a side arm of the Rednitz River flows through the community area.
The following communities surround Windsbach (beginning north going clockwise direction): Rohr, Kammerstein, Abenberg, Spalt, Mitteleschenbach, Wolframs-Eschenbach, Lichtenau, Neuendettelsau and Heilsbronn.
Windsbach consists out of 29 suburbs:
- First mayor: Wolfgang Seidel (SPD)
- Second mayor: Norbert Kleinöder (Hinterland of Windsbach)
- Third mayor: Karl Schuler (SPD)
The City Council has (including the 1. Mayor) 21 members:
|CSU / Engaged Citizens||6|
|SPD / Independent Voters||6|
|Voter-Alliance Hinterland of Windsbach||4|
|Free Voters / Citizen Fraction of Windsbach (WBB)||2|
(Status: Municipal Elections of 2 March 2008)
Windsbach is famous for its high school, the Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Gymnasium, which is named after the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. It is one of the best schools in Bavaria and teaches among other things modern languages (English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, e. g.), old languages (Latin, Old Greek), maths, physics and chemistry (of course there are much more standard subjects like history, geography, biology, religious education, P.E., art e.g.)
Windsbach is also the home of the Windsbach Boys Choir which was founded in 1946 and since 1978 under the direction of Karl-Friedrich Beringer. The choir is one of the most renowned boy's choirs of the world.
Windsbach is member in the following institutions and organisations:
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Windsbach.|
- Windsbach official website
- Homepage of the Windsbach Boys Choir
- Homepage of the Music School of Windsbach
- Homepage of the Johann-Sebastian-Bach High School of Windsbach
- Homepage of the Windsbach Fire Department