Bad Blankenburg (German pronunciation: [bat ˈblaŋkənbʊʁk] (About this soundlisten)) is a spa town in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 6 km southwest of Rudolstadt, and 37 km southeast of Erfurt. It is most famous for being the location of the first kindergarten of Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel, in 1837.

Bad Blankenburg
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Coat of arms of Bad Blankenburg
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Blankenburg within Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district
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Bad Blankenburg is located in Germany
Bad Blankenburg
Bad Blankenburg
Bad Blankenburg is located in Thuringia
Bad Blankenburg
Bad Blankenburg
Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 11°16′0″E / 50.68333°N 11.26667°E / 50.68333; 11.26667Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 11°16′0″E / 50.68333°N 11.26667°E / 50.68333; 11.26667
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
Subdivisions8
Government
 • MayorFrank Persike (Left)
Area
 • Total35.56 km2 (13.73 sq mi)
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,515
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07422
Dialling codes036741
Vehicle registrationSLF
Websitewww.bad-blankenburg.de

To the north of it, on an eminence, rise the fine ruins of the castle of Greifenstein, built by the German king Henry I, and from 1275 to 1583 the seat of a cadet branch of the counts of Schwarzburg.[2]

In the nineteenth century, Bad Blankenburg was part of the small principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Bad Blankenburg is the headquarters of Deutsche Evangelische Allianz, a cooperative network of most Protestant churches in Germany.

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Historical PopulationEdit

Historical Population (from 1960 as of 31 December):

  • 1834: 1,256
  • 1933: 4,557
  • 1939: 5,307
  • 1960: 10,126
  • 1994: 8,323
  • 1995: 8,197
  • 1996: 8,136
  • 1997: 8,076
  • 1998: 8,037
  • 1999: 7,963
  • 2000: 7,909
  • 2001: 7,764
  • 2002: 7,688
  • 2003: 7.658
  • 2004: 7,613
  • 2005: 7,498
  • 2006: 7,363
  • 2007: 7,281
  • 2008: 7,235
  • 2009: 7,173
  • 2010: 7,047
  • 2011: 6,873
  • 2012: 6,816
  • 2013: 6,724
  • 2014: 6,644
Data source from 1994: Thuringian Office for Statistics

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Blankenburg". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 41.

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