Gerstetten

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Gerstetten
Railway station
Railway station
Coat of arms of Gerstetten
Coat of arms
Gerstetten   is located in Germany
Gerstetten
Gerstetten
Coordinates: 48°37′21″N 10°1′14″E / 48.62250°N 10.02056°E / 48.62250; 10.02056Coordinates: 48°37′21″N 10°1′14″E / 48.62250°N 10.02056°E / 48.62250; 10.02056
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Heidenheim
Government
 • Mayor Roland Polaschek
Area
 • Total 92.43 km2 (35.69 sq mi)
Elevation 624 m (2,047 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,664
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 89547
Dialling codes 07323, 07324 Dettingen/Heuchlingen
Vehicle registration HDH
Website www.gerstetten.de

Gerstetten is a municipality in the district of Heidenheim in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

It consists of the following villages:

  • Gerstetten (population: 7534)
  • Dettingen (population: 2.042, incorporation 1972)
  • Gussenstadt (population: 1.533, incorporation 1971)
  • Heldenfingen (population: 1.052, incorporation 1971)
  • Heuchlingen (population: 924, incorporation 1974)
  • Heuchstetten (population: 137)
  • and Sontbergen (population: 56, incorporation 1974).

The total population of the municipality is 12.009 (population figures as of September 2004).

Politics[edit]

The current mayor is Roland Polaschek.

Twin towns[edit]

Gerstetten has two twin towns: Cébazat, a small town near Clermont-Ferrand in France and Pilisvörösvár (German: Werischwar) in Hungary, about 20 km from Budapest.

Notable people[edit]

  • 1578 Andreas Josua Ulsheimer, † ???, born in Gerstetten, doctor and world traveller
  • 1831, 3. August, Christian Fink, † 4. September 1911 in Esslingen, born in Dettingen, musician, composer and pedagoue
  • 1841, 10. March, Friedrich Fink, † 19. December 1896 in Stuttgart, born in Dettingen am Albuch, musician, composer
  • 1896, 16. July, Gottlob Berger, † 5. January 1975 in Stuttgart, SS-Obergruppenführer and Waffen-SS general
  • 1906, 1. March, Heinrich Roth, † 7. July 1983 in Göttingen, psychologist
  • 1931, 23. August, Günther Steeb, economist, member of Landtag
  • 1933, 11. June, Walther Zügel, banker
  • 1940, 21. July, Heide Gerstenberger, politics and economy scientist
  • 1965, Johannes Zimmermann, theologian, professor in Greifswald
  • 1971, Birgite Gebhardt, singer and music-cabaret-artist

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