Leibertingen

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Leibertingen
Coat of arms of Leibertingen
Coat of arms
Leibertingen   is located in Germany
Leibertingen
Leibertingen
Location of Leibertingen within Sigmaringen district
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Coordinates: 48°2′34″N 9°0′49″E / 48.04278°N 9.01361°E / 48.04278; 9.01361Coordinates: 48°2′34″N 9°0′49″E / 48.04278°N 9.01361°E / 48.04278; 9.01361
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
Municipal assoc. Sauldorf, Messkirch
Government
 • Mayor Armin Reitze
Area
 • Total 47.20 km2 (18.22 sq mi)
Elevation 806 m (2,644 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,087
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88637
Dialling codes 07466
Vehicle registration SIG
Website www.leibertingen.de

Leibertingen is a municipality in the district of Sigmaringen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Geography[edit]

Geographical location[edit]

Leibertingen is located 600 to 850 meters above sea level directly over the Danube valley in the Heuberg region, a plateau at the southern bound corner of the Swabian Jura, with a distance of 22 km to Sigmaringen and 24 km to Tuttlingen and belongs to the Naturpark Obere Donau. Of the total area of around 4720 hectare (as of Dec. 31 2010[2]), 2127 hectare are forest, 2328 hectare are farmland and 257 hectare consist of residential and circulation areas.[3] The so-called "Dreiländereck" (Eng. border triangle) is located underneath the nearby Wildenstein mountain. This is where Württemberg (Irndorf parish), Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Beuron parish) and Baden (Leibertingen parish) come together.

Municipality[edit]

Leibertingen forms the name-giving municipality with the adjoining villages of Altheim, Kreenheinstetten and Thalheim.

Coat of arms Villages Inhabitants (2008) Area
Leibertingen Leibertingen (main locality) 681 1729 ha
Kein Wappen Verfügbar Altheim 250 456 ha
Kreenheinstetten Kreenheinstetten 651 1588 ha
Thalheim Thalheim 666 947 ha

Administration[edit]

Leibertingen forms with the neighboring towns of Sauldorf and Meßkirch an association of its municipal administration.

History[edit]

In historic documents Leibertingen was mentioned in the year 1275 for the first time; Altheim however already in the year 768, and Kreenheinstetten in 793.

Economy[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Architecture, people and yearly events[edit]

Historical buildings[edit]

Burg Wildenstein above the Danube river

Notable people[edit]

Yearly events[edit]

  • The "Wildensteiner Jahrmarkt"

Sport[edit]

  • Leibertingen harbors a gliding airfield, where during the year various events take place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Angaben nach Auskunft aus dem Vorzimmer des Bürgermeisters der Gemeinde Leibertingen, vom 12. Januar 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.leibertingen.de/ Homepage der Gemeinde
  • Christoph Schmider & Edwin Ernst Weber: Kommunale und kirchliche Archivpflege im ländlichen Raum: Geschichte, Probleme und Perspektiven am Beispiel des Gemeinde- und Pfarrarchivs Kreenheinstetten. Heimatkundliche Schriftenreihe des Landkreises Sigmaringen, Band 5. Saulgau: Gebr. Edel & Co., 1997. ISBN 3-931634-01-9.

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