Owen, Germany

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Owen
Coat of arms of Owen
Coat of arms
Owen  is located in Germany
Owen
Owen
Coordinates: 48°35′18″N 9°27′5″E / 48.58833°N 9.45139°E / 48.58833; 9.45139Coordinates: 48°35′18″N 9°27′5″E / 48.58833°N 9.45139°E / 48.58833; 9.45139
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
Government
 • Mayor Verena Grötzinger
Area
 • Total 9.70 km2 (3.75 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,415
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73277
Dialling codes 07021
Vehicle registration ES
Website www.owen.de

Owen (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊ.ən], see below) is a town in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

Geography[edit]

It is located 40 km southeast of Stuttgart and 7 km south of Kirchheim unter Teck.

Pronunciation[edit]

The name's pronunciation contradicts ordinary German orthographic rules and is more similar to English standard pronunciation. The name derives from the old word "Aue", meaning floodplain, and kept its ancient pronunciation.

Traffic[edit]

Owen is connected to the railway-system by the Teckbahn (WendlingenOberlenningen). The Königlich Württembergischen Staats-Eisenbahnen built the station in 1899.[2] There are bus connections to the neighbour communities.

Through Owen leads A-Road B 465 from Kirchheim unter Teck to Blaubeuren. Highway A 8 is three miles away, junction Kirchheim-Ost.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Rainer Stein (1996), "Der württembergische Einheitsbahnhof auf Nebenbahnen" (in German), Eisenbahn-Journal Württemberg-Report (Fürstenfeldbruck: Merker) Band 1 (V/96): pp. 80–83, ISBN 3-922404-96-0