Emerkingen

Emerkingen is a municipality in the district of Alb-Donau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Emerkingen
Coat of arms of Emerkingen
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Location of Emerkingen within Alb-Donau-Kreis district
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Emerkingen is located in Germany
Emerkingen
Emerkingen
Emerkingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Emerkingen
Emerkingen
Coordinates: 48°12′42″N 9°39′22″E / 48.21167°N 9.65611°E / 48.21167; 9.65611Coordinates: 48°12′42″N 9°39′22″E / 48.21167°N 9.65611°E / 48.21167; 9.65611
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictAlb-Donau-Kreis
Government
 • MayorHans Rieger
Area
 • Total7.40 km2 (2.86 sq mi)
Elevation
531 m (1,742 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total851
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
89607
Dialling codes07393
Vehicle registrationUL
Websitewww.emerkingen.de
Emerkingen in Alb-Donau-Kreis

GeographyEdit

Emerkingen situated on a hill on the southern edge of the Danube valley, about 35 km southwest of Ulm.

Neighboring communitiesEdit

The municipality borders to the north to the town of Munderkingen, on the east to Unterstadion, on the south to Oberstadion and Unterwachingen and in the west to Hausen am Bussen. (all Alb-Donau-Kreis).

HistoryEdit

In Roman times was located on the territory of the present municipality a cohort fort together with associated vicus. It was built around 45 a. Chr. From the middle of the 1st to the middle of the 2nd century a brickyard was operated. Approximately half a kilometer south of it, at the site of the municipality center of Emerkingen, developed later an Alemannic settlement. Emerkingen was first mentioned in the Latin form "in Antarmarhingas" in a deed of 805, given by the counts Cadolah of Friuli and Wago to the Abbey of St. Gall. The village was eponymous for the barons of Emerkingen. Their medieval castle was demolished in 1870. Only the "Roman Tower" still exists.

 
Emerkingen center with church and Roman tower

ReligionsEdit

On July 7, 1103 was ordained with the Burgkapelle the first church. Since May 3, 1900 Emerkingen is the seat of a catholic rectory.

MuseumEdit

The local museum is in the "Roman Tower".

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.