Winden im Elztal

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Winden im Elztal
Coat of arms of Winden im Elztal
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Winden im Elztal   is located in Germany
Winden im Elztal
Winden im Elztal
Coordinates: 48°9′N 8°3′E / 48.150°N 8.050°E / 48.150; 8.050Coordinates: 48°9′N 8°3′E / 48.150°N 8.050°E / 48.150; 8.050
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Emmendingen
Government
 • Mayor Clemens Bieniger
Area
 • Total 21.96 km2 (8.48 sq mi)
Elevation 292 m (958 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,860
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79297
Dialling codes 07682
Vehicle registration EM
Website www.winden-im-elztal.de

Winden is a town in the district of Emmendingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

History[edit]

In a document by Pope Alexander III dating to 1178, the church mentioned a place called "wineden inferius et superius"[citation needed] which refers to Niederwinden and Oberwinden(upper and lower winden in German), first as a possession of the monastery of Waldkirch, as mentioned by St. Margaret.

Later by selling Niederwinden, the two districts were separated in 1293. In 1567 Austria took over Oberwinden and made it a part of the Habsburg possession in the Breisgau region of Further Austria[citation needed]. By 1805 both districts were part of the Grand Duchy of Baden.

On 1 January 1975 the two communities were brought together through local government reform to create the community of Winden im Elztal.[citation needed]

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