Wendlingen

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Wendlingen
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Location of Wendlingen within Esslingen district
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Wendlingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°40′29″N 9°22′54″E / 48.67472°N 9.38167°E / 48.67472; 9.38167Coordinates: 48°40′29″N 9°22′54″E / 48.67472°N 9.38167°E / 48.67472; 9.38167
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictEsslingen
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorSteffen Weigel
Area
 • Total12.15 km2 (4.69 sq mi)
Elevation
294 m (965 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,268
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73240
Dialling codes07024
Vehicle registrationES
Websitewww.wendlingen.de

Wendlingen is a town in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is situated on the Neckar and Lauter rivers, 27 km southeast of Stuttgart.

The town grew in size, officially, on 1 April 1940, when three separate communities of Wendlingen, Unterboihingen and Bodelshofen merged.

Mayors[edit]

  • 1940–1944: Andreas Bauer
  • 1944–1945: Emil Hartung
  • 1945–1945: Karl Strohmaier (commissarial)
  • 1945–1946: Rudolf Bisterfeld (commissarial)
  • 1946–1978: Helmut Kaiser
  • 1978–1992: Hans Köhler
  • 1992–2003: Andreas Hesky
  • 2003–2011: Frank Ziegler[2]

Local council[edit]

The local council in Wendlingen has 22 members. The mayor is the president of the local council and has one vote. Communal elections in Baden-Württemberg 2014 had the following official results.[3]

Political parties and community voters %
2014
Sitze
2014
%
2009
Sitze
2009
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 34,75 8 29,0 6
Greens Alliance '90/The Greens 23,39 5 23,2 5
FW Free voters Baden-Württemberg 22,83 5 25,5 6
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 19,03 4 22,3 5
total 100,0 22 100,0 22
voter turnout 47,16% 49,3%

Notable people[edit]

  • Marianne Erdrich-Sommer (born 1952), German politician (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), former member of Landtag, Kreistagsabgeordnete, lives in Wendlingen
  • Matthias Landfried (born 1975), German national table-tennis trainer
  • Andrea Barth (born 1972), World champion, Europe champion, German champion in one wheel art cycling
  • Werner Utter (1921–2006), chef-pilot of Lufthansa
  • Erwin Behr (1857–1931),[4] entrepreneur for furniture, first producer of wall units
  • Robert Otto, manager of Heinrich Otto & Söhne company in Unterboihingen, first cotton spinning in Württemberg
  • Alfred Kleefeldt, (born 1933), German athlete, competing in 5000 meters

International relations[edit]

Wendlingen is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Endgültige Ergebnisse der Bürgermeisterwahl vom 3. Juli 2011
  3. ^ Election information of communal data center
  4. ^ http://www.leo-bw.de/web/guest/detail/-/Detail/details/PERSON/wlbblb_personen/101217607X/Behr+Erwin