Nußloch

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Nußloch
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Nußloch
Coat of arms
Nußloch   is located in Germany
Nußloch
Nußloch
Coordinates: 49°19′25″N 08°41′38″E / 49.32361°N 8.69389°E / 49.32361; 8.69389Coordinates: 49°19′25″N 08°41′38″E / 49.32361°N 8.69389°E / 49.32361; 8.69389
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Karl Rühl (CDU)
Area
 • Total 13.59 km2 (5.25 sq mi)
Elevation 146 m (479 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,910
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 69226
Dialling codes 06224
Vehicle registration HD
Website www.nussloch.de
Nußloch from across the Saugrund

Nußloch is a municipality in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis (Baden-Württemberg), about 10 km south of Heidelberg. It is on a much traveled tourist route: Bergstraße ("Mountain Road") and Bertha Benz Memorial Route. The hamlet Maisbach also belongs to Nußloch.

History[edit]

Nußloch was first mentioned on December 31, 766 in a deed of gift to the Lorsch Abbey. A married couple of strong faith donated a vineyard to the monastery from their property in Nußloch. It has been under the control of the Palatinate at the latest since 1269. The hamlet Maisbach was annexed April 1, 1937. Literally translated, the German name Nußloch means "Nut Hole".

Government[edit]

Nußloch has a municipal council with 18 members according to the municipal code of Baden-Württemberg. The mayor also has a seat and a vote in the municipal council as a regular member.

Municipal Council[edit]

Municipal Council 2004
Party Votes Seats
CDU 35.0 % 7
Independent (Freie Wähler) 18.5 % 3
FDP/BfN 16.6 % 3
SPD 15.7 % 3
Greens 14.2 % 2
Voter Participation:  %

Sister cities[edit]

The community of Nußloch has sister city relationships to the following communities:

  • Flag of France.svg Andernos-les-Bains in France since 1977
  • Flag of Hungary.svg Nagyatád in Hungary since 2000
  • Flag of Spain.svg Segorbe in Spain since 2001

Economy[edit]

The clothing company Betty Barclay employs more than 500 people in Nußloch. The factory outlet is supposed to be expanded to include 8000 square meters of salesfloor.

Aerial tramway for goods transport in Nußloch

At Nußloch, there is also a large cement factory. It uses a material aerial tramway as mean of transport.

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