Obrigheim

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Obrigheim
Coat of arms of Obrigheim
Coat of arms
Obrigheim  is located in Germany
Obrigheim
Obrigheim
Coordinates: 49°21′8″N 9°5′34″E / 49.35222°N 9.09278°E / 49.35222; 9.09278Coordinates: 49°21′8″N 9°5′34″E / 49.35222°N 9.09278°E / 49.35222; 9.09278
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Achim Walter (FDP)
Area
 • Total 24.27 km2 (9.37 sq mi)
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,324
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 74847
Dialling codes 06261, 06262
Vehicle registration MOS, BCH
Website www.obrigheim.de

Obrigheim is a town in the district of Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

It is the location of the Obrigheim Nuclear Power Plant.

History[edit]

The concentration camp Neckarelz was from March 1944 to March 1945 an extension of the concentration camp Natzweiler-Struthof. Thousands of forced workers and KZ-prisoners had to build tunnels in the nearby mountains.[2][better source needed]

Shaft Brasse in 2012

Mayors[edit]

In October 2014 Achim Walter (FDP) was elected the new mayor. He is the successor of Roland Lauer (CDU), he was 24 years in office.[3]

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