Billigheim is a municipality in the district of Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The town of Billigheim has five local subdivisions: Sulzbach (1803 Inhabitants), Billigheim, Allfeld, Waldmühlbach and Katzental.

Billigheim
Coat of arms of Billigheim
Coat of arms
Location of Billigheim within Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis district
Billigheim in MOS.svg
Billigheim is located in Germany
Billigheim
Billigheim
Billigheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
Billigheim
Billigheim
Coordinates: 49°20′52″N 09°15′16″E / 49.34778°N 9.25444°E / 49.34778; 9.25444Coordinates: 49°20′52″N 09°15′16″E / 49.34778°N 9.25444°E / 49.34778; 9.25444
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictNeckar-Odenwald-Kreis
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorMartin Diblik
Area
 • Total48.95 km2 (18.90 sq mi)
Elevation
226 m (741 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,903
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74842
Dialling codes06265 + 06264
Vehicle registrationMOS, BCH
Websitewww.billigheim.de

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HistoryEdit

The first historic mention of Billigheim is in the archives of Würzburg in the year 1000. At that time, a convent was founded there. The convent owned the village until secularization in 1584. At that time, the convent was closed, and the village was given to Kurmainz.

In 1803, along with the entire area, the town was given to the dukes of Leiningen in Baden, who remodeled the convent into a palace. This palace burned to the ground in 1902. The remaining church was remodeled in 1878–79.

In 1806 Billigheim became part of the Grand Duchy of Baden.

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ReferencesEdit

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

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