Balgheim is a municipality in the district of Tuttlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Balgheim
Coat of arms of Balgheim
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Location of Balgheim within Tuttlingen district
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Balgheim is located in Germany
Balgheim
Balgheim
Balgheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
Balgheim
Balgheim
Coordinates: 48°04′N 08°46′E / 48.067°N 8.767°E / 48.067; 8.767Coordinates: 48°04′N 08°46′E / 48.067°N 8.767°E / 48.067; 8.767
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictTuttlingen
Government
 • MayorHelmut Götz
Area
 • Total7.61 km2 (2.94 sq mi)
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,248
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78582
Dialling codes07424
Vehicle registrationTUT
Websitewww.balgheim.de

GeographyEdit

Balgheim lies in a basin on the edge of the Baar at the foot of the Swabian Jura and the Dreifaltigkeitsberg (Holy Trinity Mountain). The European Watershed, the divide between the Rhine and Danube watersheds, occurs in the town's territory. The source of the Prim, which joins the Neckar (a tributary of the Rhine) in Rottweil, is located only a kilometer away from the source of the Faulenbach, an eventual tributary of the Danube, in neighboring Dürbheim.

Balgheim is bordered by Böttingen to the north, Dürbheim to the southeast, Rietheim-Weilheim to the south, and the city Spaichingen to the west.

HistoryEdit

Tombs dating from the Merovingian dynasty indicate that Balgheim was founded in the 6th or 7th century. It was first mentioned in writing in 1113. In 1420 it was sold to the Free Imperial City Rottweil, where it remained until 1689, after which its rule changed often until it became part of Württemberg in 1806.

PoliticsEdit

Balgheim belongs to the Amt Spaichingen.

TransportationEdit

The Bundesstraße 14 (federal highway) between Rottweil and Tuttlingen passes by the east edge of Balgheim. The Gäubahn (Stuttgart-Singen) passes over the European Watershed here. On workdays the Ringzug (train) provides hourly connections to Rottweil, Tuttlingen and Geisingen-Leiferdingen.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.