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Tübingen

town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Tübingen is a city in the German state Baden-Württemberg. It has about 83,000 people (2007). Tübingen is a traditional university town. About one in ten people living in Tübingen is a student.

Tübingen
Tübingen Altstadt from the Stiftskirche bell tower in July 2007.
Tübingen Altstadt from the Stiftskirche bell tower in July 2007.
Coat of arms of Tübingen
Coat of arms
Location of Tübingen within Tübingen district
Karte Tübingen.png
Tübingen is located in Germany
Tübingen
Tübingen
Tübingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Tübingen
Tübingen
Coordinates: 48°31′12″N 09°03′20″E / 48.52000°N 9.05556°E / 48.52000; 9.05556Coordinates: 48°31′12″N 09°03′20″E / 48.52000°N 9.05556°E / 48.52000; 9.05556
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictTübingen
Government
 • Lord MayorBoris Palmer (Greens)
Area
 • Total108.06 km2 (41.72 sq mi)
Elevation
341 m (1,119 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[2]
 • Total87,464
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
72001–72099
Dialling codes07071
07073 (Unterjesingen)
07472 (Bühl)
Vehicle registration
Websitewww.tuebingen.de

HistoryEdit

Between 1470 and 1483, St. George's Collegiate Church was built. The collegiate church offices provided the opportunity for what soon afterwards became the most significant event in Tübingen's history: the founding of the Eberhard Karls University by Duke Eberhard im Bart of Württemberg in 1477, thus making it one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. The University of Tübingen became soon renowned as one of the most influential places of learning in the Holy Roman Empire, especially for theology. A Protestant faculty, Tübinger Stift, was established in 1535 in the former Augustinian monastery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.