Affalterbach

Affalterbach is a municipality in the Ludwigsburg district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Affalterbach
Affalterbach, July 2018
Affalterbach, July 2018
Coat of arms of Affalterbach
Coat of arms
Location of Affalterbach within Ludwigsburg district
Affalterbach im Landkreis Ludwigsburg.png
Affalterbach is located in Germany
Affalterbach
Affalterbach
Affalterbach is located in Baden-Württemberg
Affalterbach
Affalterbach
Coordinates: 48°55′19″N 9°19′18″E / 48.92194°N 9.32167°E / 48.92194; 9.32167Coordinates: 48°55′19″N 9°19′18″E / 48.92194°N 9.32167°E / 48.92194; 9.32167
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictLudwigsburg
Area
 • Total10.15 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Elevation
317 m (1,040 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,518
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
71563
Dialling codes07144
Vehicle registrationLB
Websitewww.affalterbach.de

HistoryEdit

Affalterbach became a possession of the County of Württemberg in 1322 and was placed under the jurisdiction of Marbach am Neckar. As it sat on the important road from Heilbronn to Ulm, the village was for a time abandoned. In 1938, Oberamt Marbach [de] was dissolved and replaced with Landkreis Backnang [de], to which Affalterbach was assigned. As part of the 1973 Baden-Württemberg district reform [de], that district too was dissolved and replaced with the new district of Ludwigsburg.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality (Gemeinde) of Affalterbach is located at the eastern extremity of the district of Ludwigsburg, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, along the border with the Rems-Murr district. Affalterbach lies on the Backnanger Bucht [de] in the basin of [de] the Neckar. Elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a high of 300 meters (980 ft) Normalnull (NN) to a low of 247 meters (810 ft) NN.[2]

A portion of the Federally protected Buchenbach valley [de] nature reserve is located in Affalterbach's municipal area.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Affalterbach has one borough (Ortsteil), Affalterbach, and five villages: Birkachhof, Birkhau, Böllenhöfe, Steinächle, Wolfsölden. Affalterbach is a member of the Marbach am Neckar Municipal Association with the city of Marbach am Neckar and the municipalities of Benningen am Neckar and Erdmannhausen.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Affalterbach's coat of arms portrays an apple tree, in green with red apples, rooted to a field of white and above a wavy, blue line at the base of the blazon. The apple tree is a reference to the name Affalterbach, which combines the old German word for "apple tree", affalter, with the word for "stream", bach. This coat of arms was designed in 1936 based on suggestions from the Central State Archive Stuttgart [de] and was approved for use by the Federal Ministry of the Interior on 24 May 1965.[2]

TransportationEdit

Affalterbach is connected to Germany's network of roadways by its local Landesstraßen and Kreisstraßen. Local public transportation is provided by the Verband Region Stuttgart.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Affalterbach". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 31 July 2020.

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