Löchgau

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Löchgau
Coat of arms of Löchgau
Coat of arms
Löchgau   is located in Germany
Löchgau
Löchgau
Coordinates: 49°0′6″N 9°6′30″E / 49.00167°N 9.10833°E / 49.00167; 9.10833Coordinates: 49°0′6″N 9°6′30″E / 49.00167°N 9.10833°E / 49.00167; 9.10833
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ludwigsburg
Government
 • Mayor Werner Möhrer
Area
 • Total 10.95 km2 (4.23 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,536
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74369
Dialling codes 07143
Vehicle registration LB
Website www.loechgau.de

Löchgau is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

History[edit]

The first mention of Löchgau can be found in a falsified deed. In it is claimed that in 1147 the bishop of Speyer presented the Peterskirche (church of St. Peter) to Maulbronn Abbey, after having purchased it from a local nobleman named Beringer. In the year 1244 Maulbronn Abbey transferred the church to the Domstift of Speyer.

1484 the part of Löchgau owned by the Electorate of the Palatinate is exchanged with Württemberg against its part of Ingersheim. Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg exchanges in 1506 another part of Löchgau with Konrad Schenk von Winterstetten against Freudental. 1529 margrave Philipp I. of Baden rebuys his properties in and around Besigheim, thus owning half of Löchgau. Until 1595 this way Löchgau is owned by equal parts by Baden and Württemberg.

In 1595 Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg buys the other half of Löchgau. Now Löchgau is entirely owned by Württemberg.

Population[edit]

  • 1900: 1269
  • 1950: 2221
  • 1970: 3881
  • 1987: 4410
  • 2000: 5262
  • 2010: 5371
  • 2015: 5536


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