Gaildorf is a town in the district of Schwäbisch Hall, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on the river Kocher, 13 km south of Schwäbisch Hall. Gaildorf is the approximate center of the Limpurger Land district, formerly a county of the Holy Roman Empire ruled by the counts Schenk von Limpurg until their extinction in 1713, thereafter inherited by a number of female heirs, and mediatized to the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1806.

Gaildorf
The Old Castle in Gaildorf
The Old Castle in Gaildorf
Coat of arms of Gaildorf
Coat of arms
Location of Gaildorf within Schwäbisch Hall district
BavariaHohenlohekreisHeilbronn (district)Main-Tauber-KreisNeckar-Odenwald-KreisOstalbkreisRems-Murr-KreisBlaufeldenBraunsbachBühlertannBühlerzellBühlerzellCrailsheimFichtenauFichtenbergFrankenhardtGaildorfGerabronnIlshofenIlshofenKirchberg an der JagstKreßbergLangenburgMainhardtMichelbach an der BilzMichelfeldOberrotObersontheimRosengartenRot am SeeSatteldorfSchrozbergSchwäbisch HallStimpfachSulzbach-LaufenUntermünkheimVellbergWallhausenWolpertshausenGaildorf in SHA.svg
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Gaildorf is located in Germany
Gaildorf
Gaildorf
Gaildorf is located in Baden-Württemberg
Gaildorf
Gaildorf
Coordinates: 49°0′N 9°46′E / 49.000°N 9.767°E / 49.000; 9.767Coordinates: 49°0′N 9°46′E / 49.000°N 9.767°E / 49.000; 9.767
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictSchwäbisch Hall
Subdivisions10 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorFrank Zimmermann
Area
 • Total62.56 km2 (24.15 sq mi)
Elevation
329 m (1,079 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,080
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74405
Dialling codes07971
Vehicle registrationSHA
Websitewww.gaildorf.de

PeopleEdit

 
Hermann Frasch
  • Friedrich Kausler (1806–1883), member of Landtag
  • Emil Walther (1807–1857), Württembergian city councilman
  • Theobald Kerner (1817–1907), doctor and poet (son of Justinus Kerner)
  • Karl Reibel (1824–1895), merchant and member of landtag
  • Wilhelm August von Breitling (1835–1914), prime minister of Württemberg
  • Karl Nicolai (1839–1892), Schultheiß and politician
  • Richard Blezinger (1847–1928), pharmacist und fossils collector in Crailsheim
  • Georg Schuster (1896–1973), farmer and politician (FDP/DVP), member of Landtag
  • Reinhold Kißling (born 1926), diploma-farmer
  • Horst Hübner (1936–2009), author, journalist, translator and lecturer
  • Ulrich Süße (born 1944), composer
  • Stefan Heucke (born 1959), composer
  • Hartmut Holzwarth (born 1969), politician (CDU)
  • Hermann Frasch (1851–1914), mining engineer

ReferencesEdit

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