Leingarten

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Leingarten
Panorama view
Panorama view
Coat of arms of Leingarten
Coat of arms
Location of Leingarten within Heilbronn district
Leingarten in HN.png
Leingarten is located in Germany
Leingarten
Leingarten
Leingarten is located in Baden-Württemberg
Leingarten
Leingarten
Coordinates: 49°9′N 9°7′E / 49.150°N 9.117°E / 49.150; 9.117Coordinates: 49°9′N 9°7′E / 49.150°N 9.117°E / 49.150; 9.117
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictHeilbronn
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorRalf Steinbrenner
Area
 • Total23.48 km2 (9.07 sq mi)
Elevation
168 m (551 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,633
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74211
Dialling codes07131
Vehicle registrationHN
Websitewww.leingarten.de

About this soundLeingarten  is a municipality in the district of Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 7 km west of Heilbronn. It was formed 1 January 1970, when the municipalities of Großgartach and Schluchtern merged.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Leingarten is situated in the west of the district of Heilbronn at the Lein, a feeder of the river Neckar, at the base of the Heuchelberg.

Leingarten consists of the formerly independent municipalities Großgartach und Schluchtern, both have grown seamlessly together since they merged.

Neighbouring cities and municipalities are (clockwise, beginning in the east): Heilbronn, Nordheim (Württemberg) and Schwaigern.

Main sights[edit]

Visible from afar is Leingarten's trademark, the Heuchelberger Warte (Heuchelberg Watch), built 1483 by Duke Eberhard I of Württemberg.

In 2011 major renovation work began on Leingarten's city hall which included installing a new facade on the historically important building.[2]

Twin municipalities[edit]

Leingarten's is twinned with:

Personalities[edit]

Honorary citizen[edit]

  • Hermann Eppler (born 1937), longtime mayor of Leingarten (1970-2002), honorary citizen of Leingarten since 2012

Other persons associated with the place[edit]

  • Ortwin Czarnowski (born 1940 in Tempelberg), former cyclist and teacher, lives in Leingarten

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.stimme.de/regioticker/art16233,2193242

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