Hüfingen is a town in the district of Schwarzwald-Baar, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the Breg River, 4 km south of the source of the Danube.

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Coat of arms of Hüfingen
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Location of Hüfingen within Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis district
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Hüfingen is located in Germany
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Hüfingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Hüfingen
Coordinates: 47°55′34″N 08°29′24″E / 47.92611°N 8.49000°E / 47.92611; 8.49000Coordinates: 47°55′34″N 08°29′24″E / 47.92611°N 8.49000°E / 47.92611; 8.49000
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictSchwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
Subdivisions6 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorMichael Kollmeier (CDU)
Area
 • Total58.53 km2 (22.60 sq mi)
Elevation
684 m (2,244 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,799
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78183
Dialling codes0771
Vehicle registrationVS
Websitewww.huefingen.de

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HistoryEdit

Hüfingen has the historical distinction of once marking the boundary of the Roman empire. In the first century of the common era, imperial policy settled on using the natural boundaries formed by the Danube and the Rhine rivers. Because of its proximity to the source of the Danube in nearby Donaueschingen, Hüfingen was the site of a Roman fort, Brigobanne, built to implement this policy. The legions built a road to Hüfingen from what is now Schleitheim, on the upper Rhine in Switzerland, thus connecting the two rivers with a man-made line on the landscape, defining a continuous border.[2]

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The city is situated at around 750 meters above sea level on the Baar plateau on the eastern edge of the southern Black Forest in the valley of Breg, about four kilometers south of Donaueschingen.

Nearby townsEdit

To the north of the town is Donaueschingen, to the east is the city Geisingen in the district of Tuttlingen, to the south the town borders on Blumberg, and to the west is the city of Bräunlingen.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ pp 29, 30 August Vetter "Geisingen: Eine Stadtgrundung der Edelfreien fon Wartenberg" copyright 1964 Sudkurier GmbH Konstanz.

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