Friolzheim is a town in the Enz district of 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
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
Government
 • MayorMichael H. Seiß
Area
 • Total8.54 km2 (3.30 sq mi)
Elevation
453 m (1,486 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,136
 • Density480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
71292
Dialling codes07044
Vehicle registrationPF
Websitewww.friolzheim.de

GeographyEdit

Friolzheim covers a 8.54 square kilometers (3.30 sq mi) area of the Enzkreis district, itself in the Stuttgart Metropolitan Region. It is located on the edge of the Northern Black Forest in the Heckengäu. Its elevation, in Normalnull, ranges from 370.11 meters (1,214.3 ft) to 495.88 meters (1,626.9 ft) at the Geißberg.[2] The township of Friolzheim is near the Bundesautobahn 8, 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) from the exit to Heimsheim.

Within the municipality is the abandoned village of Siechenhaus.[2]

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

DemographicsEdit

ReligionEdit

Until the end of the World War II, Friolzheim residents overwhelmingly belonged to Protestant Christian denominations. An influx of displaced persons from elsewhere in Europe brought a sizeable Roman Catholic minority to the municipality. There are also parish churches for the New Apostolic Church and Württembergischer Christusbund [de].[citation needed]

Population developmentEdit

  • 1871: 742
  • 1900: 754
  • 1939: 658
  • 1950: 936
  • 1971: 2023
  • 2000: 3537
  • 2010: 3629
  • 2011: 3728
  • 2012: 3781
  • 2013: 3833
  • 2014: 3918
  • 2015: 3948
  • 2016: 3995
  • 2017: 4050
  • 2018: 4146

MayorsEdit

  • Ernst Reinhardt (1911–1940)
  • Hans Sautter (1940-1941)
  • Friedrich Michael Jetter (1945–1948)
  • Gustav Koch (1948–1954)
  • Walter Rehm (1954–1986)
  • Manfred Schenk (1986–2002)
  • Michael Seiß (since 2002)

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Johann Heinrich Tafel (1673-1739), chancery consultant
  • Christine Rapp, née Benzinger (born around 1760), wife of the pietist leader Johann Georg Rapp
  • Johann Josua Stutzmann (1777-1816), philosopher (philosophy of the universe, letters to Goethe) and private lecturer in Heidelberg and Erlangen
  • Karl Andrassy (1860-1949), physician, medical councilor, Chief Physician of the Kreiskrankenhaus Böblingen from 1897 to 1930
  • Ulrike Frank (born 1969), an actress
  • Tim Leibold (born 1993), professional footballer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Friolzheim" (in German). Landeskunde Entdecken. Retrieved 19 December 2018.