Villingen-Schwenningen

town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Villingen-Schwenningen (German pronunciation: [ˈfɪlɪŋən ˈʃvɛnɪŋən]; Low Alemannic: Villinge-Schwenninge) is a town in Schwarzwald-Baar, a district (Landkreis) in Freiburg. It has 85,838 inhabitants (as of September 2019).[2] It is also the capital of Schwarzwald-Baar.

Villingen-Schwenningen
View of Villingen
View of Villingen
Coat of arms of Villingen-Schwenningen
Coat of arms
Location of Villingen-Schwenningen within Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis district
Villingen-Schwenningen in VS.svg
Villingen-Schwenningen is located in Germany
Villingen-Schwenningen
Villingen-Schwenningen
Villingen-Schwenningen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Villingen-Schwenningen
Villingen-Schwenningen
Coordinates: 48°03′37″N 08°27′31″E / 48.06028°N 8.45861°E / 48.06028; 8.45861Coordinates: 48°03′37″N 08°27′31″E / 48.06028°N 8.45861°E / 48.06028; 8.45861
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictSchwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
SubdivisionsStadtbezirk
Government
 • MayorJürgen Roth (CDU)
Area
 • Total165.47 km2 (63.89 sq mi)
Elevation
704 m (2,310 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total84,674
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
78001–78056
Dialling codes07721, 07720, 07425, 07705
Vehicle registrationVS
Websitewww.villingen-schwenningen.de

GeographyEdit

Villingen-Schwenningen lies on the eastern edge of the Black Forest about 700 m (2,300 ft) above sea level.

BoroughsEdit

  • Villingen
  • Schwenningen
  • Obereschach
  • Weilersbach
  • Weigheim
  • Mühlhausen
  • Marbach
  • Rietheim
  • Pfaffenweiler
  • Herzogenweiler
  • Tannheim

Mayors and Lord mayorsEdit

VillingenEdit

  • 1912–1930: Guido Lehmann
  • 1931–1933: Adolf Gremmelspacher
  • 1933: Gutmann, temporary
  • 1933–1937: Hermann Schneider
  • 1937–1940: Karl Berckmüller
  • 1940–1945: Hermann Riedel
  • 1945–1946: Walter Bräunlich
  • 1946: Edwin Hartmann
  • 1946–1950: Edwin Nägele
  • 1950–1972: Severin Kern

SchwenningenEdit

  • 1797–1816: Erhard Bürk
  • 1816–1819: (Vogt)
  • 1819–1821: Thomas Wegler
  • 1821–1825: ?
  • 1825–1835: Matthias Rapp
  • 1835–1841: Johann Georg Koch
  • 1841–1852: Andreas Bürk
  • 1852–1857: Christian Strohm
  • 1857–1887: Erhard Müller
  • 1887–1912: David Würth
  • 1912–1925: Emil Braunagel
  • 1925–1930: Ingo Lang von Langen
  • 1930–1948: Otto Gönnenwein
  • 1949–1962: Hans Kohler
  • 1962–1972: Gerhard Gebauer

Villingen-SchwenningenEdit

  • 1972–1994: Gerhard Gebauer (SPD)
  • 1994–2002: Manfred Matusza (CDU)
  • 2002–2019: Rupert Kubon (SPD)
  • since 2019: Jürgen Roth (CDU)

PopulationEdit

Number of inhabitantsEdit

Date Inhabitants
31 December 1972 78,436
31 December 1980 78,904
31 December 1990 78,218
31 December 1995 80,734
31 December 2005 81,778
31 December 2015 84,674
31 December 2017 84,818
31 December 2018 85,181

Source: State Statistical Office of Baden-Württemberg

Largest communities of foreignersEdit

  Italy
  Turkey
  Croatia
  Romania
  Syria
  Serbia
  Greece
  Poland
  Kosovo
  Bosnia

Main sightsEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Villingen-Schwenningen is twinned with:[3]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  2. Villingen-Schwenningen, Stadt. "Zahlen, Daten, Fakten - Villingen-Schwenningen". www.villingen-schwenningen.de (in German). Archived from the original on 2019-04-02. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  3. "Partnerschaften". villingen-schwenningen.de (in German). Villingen-Schwenningen. Retrieved 2021-02-22.

Other websitesEdit