Gottmadingen

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Gottmadingen
Coat of arms of Gottmadingen
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Gottmadingen   is located in Germany
Gottmadingen
Gottmadingen
Coordinates: 47°44′8″N 8°46′36″E / 47.73556°N 8.77667°E / 47.73556; 8.77667Coordinates: 47°44′8″N 8°46′36″E / 47.73556°N 8.77667°E / 47.73556; 8.77667
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Konstanz
Government
 • Mayor Michael Klinger
Area
 • Total 23.59 km2 (9.11 sq mi)
Elevation 437 m (1,434 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,357
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78244
Dialling codes 07731
Vehicle registration KN
Website www.gottmadingen.de

Gottmadingen is a municipality in the district of Konstanz, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated next to the border to Switzerland, 5 km southwest of Singen, and 12 km east of Schaffhausen.

Gottmadingen's first documentary mention was in 965. Until the construction of the railway Singen - Schaffhausen it was a tiny village. Economic growth began in the 20th century. Due to the big demand for workers in the new factories the number of inhabitants grew rapidly

Gottmadingen's industry was mainly based on the production of agricultural machinery. In the years 1960 - 70 more than 4000 workers were employed in the "Fahr" factory for agricultural engines. The factory was closed in 2003.

Today's economy is based on several companies that settled on the former "Fahr" factory area.

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