Forbach (/fɔːrˈbɑːk/ for-BAHK, German: [ˈfɔʁbax]) is a village in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It lies in the district of Rastatt. It is located in the Murg river valley, in the northern part of the Black Forest mountains. Forbach is further broken down into the following districts: Langenbrand, Bermersbach, Gausbach, Hundsbach, Herrenwies, Kirschbaumwasen, Erbersbronn, Raumünzach and Schwarzenbach.

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The covered wooden bridge of Forbach
The covered wooden bridge of Forbach
Coat of arms of Forbach
Coat of arms
Location of Forbach within Rastatt district
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Forbach is located in Germany
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Forbach
Forbach is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°40′50″N 08°21′30″E / 48.68056°N 8.35833°E / 48.68056; 8.35833Coordinates: 48°40′50″N 08°21′30″E / 48.68056°N 8.35833°E / 48.68056; 8.35833
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictRastatt
Subdivisions10 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorKatrin Buhrke
Area
 • Total131.82 km2 (50.90 sq mi)
Elevation
332 m (1,089 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,736
 • Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76596
Dialling codes07228
Vehicle registrationRA
Websitewww.forbach.de
Bridge of the Murg Valley Railway near Forbach

The tarn of Schurmsee lies within the municipality at a height of 794 metres.

MayorsEdit

  • 1998-2014: Kuno Kußmann (CDU)
  • since 2014: Katrin Buhrke (lawyer)

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Günther Becker (1924-2007), composer
  • Manfred Gotta (born 1947), entrepreneur and advertising editor, lives in Forbach-Hundsbach

ReferencesEdit

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