Eisingen

Eisingen is a municipality in the district of Enz in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated on the Bertha Benz Memorial Route and contains no other villages.

Eisingen
The Katharinentalerhof, Eisingen
The Katharinentalerhof, Eisingen
Coat of arms of Eisingen
Coat of arms
Location of Eisingen within Enzkreis district
Eisingen im Enzkreis.png
Eisingen is located in Germany
Eisingen
Eisingen
Eisingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Eisingen
Eisingen
Coordinates: 48°56′51″N 08°40′07″E / 48.94750°N 8.66861°E / 48.94750; 8.66861Coordinates: 48°56′51″N 08°40′07″E / 48.94750°N 8.66861°E / 48.94750; 8.66861
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictEnzkreis
Area
 • Total8.03 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Elevation
306 m (1,004 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,741
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
75237–75239
Dialling codes07232
Vehicle registrationPF
Websitewww.eisingen-enzkreis.de

HistoryEdit

Eisingen became a possession of the Margraviate of Baden in late 1495. It was governed by the district of Pforzheim until 1803, when it was reassigned to the district of Stein. Stein's district was dissolved on 25 May 1821 and Eisingen returned to Pforzheim's jurisdiction. On 25 June 1939 the district was reorganized as the Landkreis Pforzheim [de].[2]

On 1 March 1985, the Eisinger Gäulandschaft [de] Federally-protected nature preserve was created and is mostly located inside Eisingen.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality (Gemeinde) of Eisingen covers 8.04 square kilometers (3.10 sq mi) of the Enz district of the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Federal Republic of Germany. It is physically located on the Pfinzhügelland [de], on the southern reaches of the Kraichgau. The primary watercourse in Eisingen is the Gennenbach, a tributary of the Kämpfelbach. The lowest elevation above sea level in the municipal area is 207 meters (679 ft) Normalnull (NN) at the Untere Herrschaftswiesen. The highest elevation is the top of the Heidenkeller, at 360 meters (1,180 ft) NN.[2]

PoliticsEdit

In the Baden-Württemberg local elections of 2014 [de], Eisingen had a voter turnout of 47.2% (compared to 50.6% in 2009) that bought the Eisingen Free Voter's Association eight seats with 55.15% of the vote and the CDU six seats with the remainder.[3] The mayor, Roland Bauer since December 2013, is entitled to a vote on the municipal council.[4]

Coat of armsEdit

Eisingen's municipal coat of arms depicts a plowshare in gold above a silver-bladed billhook on a field of red. The plowshare and the billhook reference town's history of viticulture, and were used on local boundary stones. The first municipal coat of arms was granted by the Margraves of Baden in 1497 and featured a plowshare and a billhook. The present pattern was adopted in 1902 with the tincture of the Grand Duchy of Baden on the suggestion of the Karlsruhe State Archive [de].[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 "Eisingen". LEO-BW. Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Location Election Data, 2014". statistik-bw.de (in German). Baden-Württemberg Statistics Office. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  4. ^ Knöller, Bruno (1 December 2013). "Bürgermeisterwahl Eisingen: Thomas Karst gewinnt deutlich". Pforzheimer Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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