|• Mayor||Stefan Schlatterer (CDU)|
|• Total||33.80 km2 (13.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Emmendingen is a town in Baden-Württemberg, capital of the district Emmendingen of Germany. It is located at the Elz River, 14 km (8.7 mi) north of Freiburg im Breisgau. The town contains more than 26,000 residents, which is the most in the Emmendingen district.
The town lies in Breisgau, between the foothills of the Black Forest and the Kaiserstuhl which rises out of the Rhine plain to the north of Freiburg. The land is between 189-368m (620–1200 ft) high. On the western edge of Emmendingen flows the Elz river, which divides shortly after its confluence with the Dreisam and Glotter near Riegel, into the Old Elz and the Leopoldskanal, which both flow into the Rhine. The Leopoldskanal was built in the middle 19th century.
The first mention of this town in a document dates back to 1091, however it is much older. It officially became a town in 1590. There was also a neighboring town called Nieder-Emmendingen. The both merged in 1883.
Emmendingen has only a few small and mid-size companies. Probably one of the most notable is the "Wehrle-Werk AG", which manufactures boiler and water recycling plants.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Emmendingen is twinned with:
- Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
- Sandomierz, Poland
- Drom HaSharon Regional Council, Israel
- Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
Emmendingen is a small town, but that does not mean that it lacks in interesting details. Listed are just a few of Emmendingen's claims to fame.
Cornelia Schlosser (maiden name: Cornelia Friederica Christiana Goethe) was the only sibling of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and lived with her husband Johann Georg Schlosser in a house on the main square in Emmendingen. Today their house is the municipal library.
Old Town Hall
The old Emmendingen town hall is also on the main square of town, though a new town hall was built fairly recently. Today the building is still utilized, but it is now home to the only archive of diaries in Germany.
Points of interest
People born in Emmendingen
- Harriet Straub (1872–1945), German doctor and author
- Fritz Boehle (1873–1916), German painter, drawer and sculptor
- Fridolin Bosch (1889–1964), German architekt
- Franz Merkle (1905–1960), German Volkswirt
- Ernst Thomann (1910–2009), German artist and sculptor
- Margret Thomann-Hegner (1911–2005), German painter
- Rolf Weinstock (1920–1952), NS-Verfolgter and author
- Hans Martin Erhardt (1935–2015), painter
- Rolf Schweizer (1936–2016), German church musician
- Patrick Kromer (* 1978), German trainer for bicycle sports
- Andreas Blank (* 1980), German handball player
- Jan Männer (* 1982), German football player
- Dennis Bührer (* 1983), German football player
- Anne Kaiser (* 1987), German football player (Bundesliga)
- Jens Schöngarth (* 1988), German handball player
- "Bevölkerungsentwicklung in den Gemeinden Baden-Württembergs 2014 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen)" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
- "Home". newarktwinning.co.uk. 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
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