Burladingen is a town in the Zollernalbkreis district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 24 km southwest of Reutlingen.

Burladingen
Panorama of Burlandingen.
Panorama of Burlandingen.
Coat of arms of Burladingen
Coat of arms
Location of Burladingen within Zollernalbkreis district
Burladingen in BL.svg
Burladingen is located in Germany
Burladingen
Burladingen
Burladingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Burladingen
Burladingen
Coordinates: 48°17′25″N 09°06′34″E / 48.29028°N 9.10944°E / 48.29028; 9.10944Coordinates: 48°17′25″N 09°06′34″E / 48.29028°N 9.10944°E / 48.29028; 9.10944
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictZollernalbkreis
Government
 • MayorHarry Ebert
Area
 • Total123.33 km2 (47.62 sq mi)
Elevation
722 m (2,369 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,146
 • Density98/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
72386–72393
Dialling codes07475
Vehicle registrationBL, HCH
Websitewww.burladingen.de

The town of Burladingen consists of

  • Burladingen (with Hermannsdorf)
  • Gauselfingen
  • Hausen im Killertal
  • Hörschwag
  • Killer
  • Melchingen
  • Ringingen
  • Salmendingen
  • Starzeln
  • Stetten unter Holstein

The European Watershed between Black Sea and North Sea runs through the area. The Fehla is a tributary of the Lauchert, which is a tributary of the Danube.

The 14 km long Killertal valley is named after the village of Killer, as the church parish was located there. The river in the valley is the Starzel, a tributary to the Neckar in Baden-Württemberg.

FloodingEdit

In the evening of 2 June 2008, three women drowned in the Starzel following heavy rainfalls and disastrous flooding. English language news reports attempted to give the story a bit of drama by misleadingly referring to the Killertal as the "Killer Valley" (the Killer in Killertal in fact coming from the name of the nearby village).[2][3][4]

EconomyEdit

Burladingen is the seat of Germanys biggest T-shirt and tennis clothing manufacturer Trigema [de; sv].[5] It is the only clothing enterprise left in the city, although Burladingen was a centre of textile industry in Germany.

Sons and daughters of the churchEdit

  • Johann Evangelist Maier(1833-1899), born in Hörschwag, Reichstag and Landtag deputy of the German Center Party
  • Wolfgang Grupp (b 1942), entrepreneur (Trigema)

Other personalitiesEdit

  • Franz Grupp (1905-2003), manager and owner of Trigema

GravesEdit

  • Josef Reinhard Holocaust victim [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Spiegel Online VERHEERENDE ÜBERSCHWEMMUNGEN - Drei Menschen ertrinken bei Unwetter-Inferno im Killertal
  3. ^ 3 women drown in flash flood in southwestern Germany[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ killertal flood
  5. ^ Trigema Homepage (German)
  6. ^ (Stopper): Grab Josef Reinhard. In: Schwarzwälder Bote vom 28. Februar 2012.