Asperg (German pronunciation: [ˈaspɛʁk]) is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Asperg
Coat of arms of Asperg
Coat of arms
Location of Asperg within Ludwigsburg district
Asperg im Landkreis Ludwigsburg.svg
Asperg is located in Germany
Asperg
Asperg
Asperg is located in Baden-Württemberg
Asperg
Asperg
Coordinates: 48°54′0″N 9°8′0″E / 48.90000°N 9.13333°E / 48.90000; 9.13333Coordinates: 48°54′0″N 9°8′0″E / 48.90000°N 9.13333°E / 48.90000; 9.13333
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictLudwigsburg
Area
 • Total5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation
270 m (890 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,480
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
71673–71679
Dialling codes07141
Vehicle registrationLB
Websitewww.asperg.de

HistoryEdit

Asperg was established by the County Palatine of Tübingen, whose ruling house had a cadet named Asperg, around a preexisting castle. The town and castle were sold to the County of Württemberg in 1308, who granted Asperg town rights. In 1510, Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg gave Asperg Tübingen's town charter, and the town retained it until 1715.[2]

GeographyEdit

The city (Stadt) of Asperg covers 5.38 square kilometers (2.08 sq mi) of the district of Ludwigsburg, in Baden-Württemberg, one of the 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany. Asperg is physically located in the basin [de] of the Neckar river. Elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a high of 241 meters (791 ft) Normalnull (NN) to a low of 352 meters (1,155 ft) NN.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Asperg has one borough, Asperg, and six villages: Altach, Hohenasperg, Lehenfeld, Osterholz, Schöckinger, and Silberhälden. The abandoned village of Weihenberg is also located in the municipal area.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Asperg's coat of arms displays a green aspen tree growing out of a green, three-pointed hill and flanked by two black stag antlers [de]. The aspen tree references the name "Asperg", while the antlers are taken from coat of arms of Württemberg and have flanked the tree since the 19th century in local seals. This coat of arms was derived from a colored drawing from 1593 that would later, in 1933, dictate the colors of the municipal flag.[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 "Asperg". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 31 July 2020.

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