Gerlingen is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 9 km west of Stuttgart, and 15 km southwest of Ludwigsburg. Gerlingen is home to Bosch, a major engineering and electronics company.

Gerlingen
Coat of arms of Gerlingen
Coat of arms
Location of Gerlingen
Gerlingen is located in Germany
Gerlingen
Gerlingen
Gerlingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Gerlingen
Gerlingen
Coordinates: 48°48′0″N 9°3′55″E / 48.80000°N 9.06528°E / 48.80000; 9.06528Coordinates: 48°48′0″N 9°3′55″E / 48.80000°N 9.06528°E / 48.80000; 9.06528
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictLudwigsburg
Government
 • MayorGeorg Brenner
Area
 • Total17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Elevation
336 m (1,102 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total19,745
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
70839
Dialling codes07156
Vehicle registrationLB
Websitewww.gerlingen.de

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GeographyEdit

Gerlingen is the southern most district of Ludwigsburg, neighboring the town of Ditzingen to the north, the district of Stuttgart to the east, and the town of Leonberg to the west.

The urban area is split between two distinct parts. In the north, a part of the Neckar Basin which is predominately agricultural. In the south, the Gelmswald and hills to the western border with Leonberg.

HistoryEdit

Early HistoryEdit

Paleolithic history is largely unknown beyond three pieces of mammoth tooth found during a construction project in 1955. Evidence of Linear pottery culture of the early Neolithic were found in 1972 when potsherds as well as other rocks, bones, and fire equipment were found.

Twin townsEdit

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Johannes Rebmann (1820-1876), missionary, linguist and geographer, 1848 "Discoverer" of Kilimanjaro
  • Rainer Wieland (born 1957), lawyer and politician (CDU), Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Smudo (born 1968), birth name Michael Schmidt, singer of the band Die Fantastischen Vier
 
Half timbered house
 
Local museum Gerlingen
 
View of Gerlingen

ReferencesEdit

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