Friolzheim

Friolzheim is a municipality of the Enz district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The Friolzheimer Riese telecommunications tower is located here.

Friolzheim
Friolzheim town hall
Friolzheim town hall
Coat of arms of Friolzheim
Coat of arms
Location of Friolzheim within Enzkreis district
Friolzheim im Enzkreis.png
Friolzheim is located in Germany
Friolzheim
Friolzheim
Friolzheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
Friolzheim
Friolzheim
Coordinates: 48°50′10″N 8°50′12″E / 48.83611°N 8.83667°E / 48.83611; 8.83667Coordinates: 48°50′10″N 8°50′12″E / 48.83611°N 8.83667°E / 48.83611; 8.83667
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictEnzkreis
Area
 • Total8.54 km2 (3.30 sq mi)
Elevation
453 m (1,486 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,153
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
71292
Dialling codes07044
Vehicle registrationPF
Websitewww.friolzheim.de

HistoryEdit

The village of Friolzheim gradually became a possession of the House of Gemmingen [de] in the 15th century, but then sold the village to Hirsau Abbey. Friolzheim remained a possession of the monastery until it was dissolved in 1807 following German mediatization. Under the Kingdom of Württemberg, Friolzheim was first assigned to Oberamt Calw [de] in 1807, then to Oberamt Leonberg [de] on 26 April 1808. Following the 1973 reorganization of Baden-Württemberg's districts [de], Friolzheim was assigned to the Enz district.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality (Gemeinde) of Friolzheim covers 8.54 square kilometers (3.30 sq mi) of the Enz district of Baden-Württemberg, a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. Friolzheim is physically located at the edge of the Black Forest and the Upper Gäu [de]. Most of the municipal area lies in the Heckengäu, a region characterized by karstified and forested muschelkalk hills covered with thin layers of soil.[2]

A portion of the Federally-protected Tiefenbronner Seewiesen [de] natural reserve is located in the southeast of the municipality.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Friolzheim's municipal coat of arms is divided vertically between an image of a stag in gold upon a field of blue on the right, and five bars – three gold and two blue – on the left. The bars on the left are from the coat of arms of the House of Gemmingen [de], while the stag is a reference to Hirsau Abbey. This pattern was drafted and accepted on the suggestion of the Central State Archive Stuttgart [de] in 1937, as Friolzheim had had no coat of arms until then. It was officially approved by the Federal Ministry of the Interior on 11 December 1957.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Friolzheim". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 23 June 2020.