Gomaringen is a municipality located about 10 km south of Tübingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

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Gomaringen is located in Germany
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Gomaringen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°27′07″N 9°06′00″E / 48.4520°N 9.1000°E / 48.4520; 9.1000Coordinates: 48°27′07″N 9°06′00″E / 48.4520°N 9.1000°E / 48.4520; 9.1000
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictTübingen
Subdivisions3 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorSteffen Heß
Area
 • Total17.3 km2 (6.7 sq mi)
Elevation
474 m (1,555 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,001
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
72810
Dialling codes07072
Vehicle registration
Websitewww.gomaringen.de

GeographyEdit

Geographical PositionEdit

Gomaringen is located in the valley of the stream Wiesaz, a tributary of the Steinlach, which in turn flows into the Neckar.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

The following cities and Municipalities border Gomaringen in clockwise order starting from the north. They belong to District of Tübingen or to District of Reutlingen.

Formation of the municipalityEdit

The settlements Hinterweiler and Stockach belong to the municipality of Gomaringen.

HistoryEdit

  • The ending of the name "ingen" is proof for the first settlement done by the Alamanni
  • The name "Gomaringen" is first mentioned in a document in 1191, the chronicle of Berthold von Zwiefalten.
  • Werner von Gomaringen (approx. 1356-1393) and Peter von Gomaringen (1393-1412) belonging to the house of the Herren von Gomaringen become abbots of Bebenhausen, the domestical monastery of the Pfalzgrafen von Tübingen.
  • 1499: Gomaringen and its contemporary settlements Hinterweiler und Stockach are bought by Reutlingen. For a 150-year-long era reeves take care of the interests of the imperial city.
  • 1648: Because of the high contributions in the Thirty Years War Reutlingen had to pay as an imperial city, it needed to sell Gomaringen and Hinterweiler to Württemberg.
  • 1807: Gomaringen becomes member of the Oberamt, later the district Reutlingen.
  • 1973: As a result of the district reformation in 1973, the municipality changed districts, from Reutlingen to Tübingen.

PoliticsEdit

Gomaringen is the seat of the municipal administration cooperation "Steinlach-Wiesaz". Other members are Dußlingen and Nehren.

Town CouncilEdit

The last town election on 7 June 2009 had the following results at the last reapportionment:

International town partnershipEdit

CultureEdit

 
Gomaringen Castle

MuseumsEdit

CastlesEdit

  • Castle Gomaringen, started 1837 finished 1841, was the home of Gustav Schwab.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TrafficEdit

The state road L 230 links the town to the federal road B 27 and thereby to Tübingen and Stuttgart. The state road L 394 links Gomaringen east-bound to Reutlingen. The state road L 384 provides the link from Gomaringen to the Schwaebische Alb.

Public transport is provided by Verkehrsverbund Neckar-Alb-Donau (NALDO). The town is in comb no. 113.

ReferencesEdit

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

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