Hessigheim

Hessigheim is a town in the Ludwigsburg district of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Hessigheim
Coat of arms of Hessigheim
Coat of arms
Location of Hessigheim
Hessigheim is located in Germany
Hessigheim
Hessigheim
Hessigheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
Hessigheim
Hessigheim
Coordinates: 48°59′43″N 9°11′17″E / 48.99528°N 9.18806°E / 48.99528; 9.18806Coordinates: 48°59′43″N 9°11′17″E / 48.99528°N 9.18806°E / 48.99528; 9.18806
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictLudwigsburg
Area
 • Total5.03 km2 (1.94 sq mi)
Elevation
189 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,458
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74394
Dialling codes07143
Vehicle registrationLB
Websitewww.hessigheim.de

HistoryEdit

Hessigheim was first mentioned in 744 as a property of first Lorsch Abbey to Princely Abbey of Fulda. The town was pledged to the Electoral Palatinate in 1453, but was then militarily occupied in 1504 by the Duchy of Württemberg.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality (Gemeinde) of Hessigheim is located in the district of Ludwigsburg, in Baden-Württemberg, one of the 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany. Hessigheim is physically located in the basin of [de] the Neckar. Elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a high of 306 meters (1,004 ft) Normalnull (NN) to a low of 173 meters (568 ft) NN.[2]

Portions of the Federally protected Hessigheim rock garden [de] and Neckarhalde nature reserves are located in Hessigheim's municipal area.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Hessigheim has one borough (Ortsteil), Hessigheim, and two villages: Fasanenhof and Im Fetzer.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Hessigheim's coat of arms shows a green grapevine with three clusters of blue grapes growing upon a hill split by a wavy white line, all upon a field of white. This coat of arms was awarded to Hessigheim with a municipal flag on 18 July 1979.[2]

TransportationEdit

Hessigheim is connected to Germany's network of roadways by its local Landesstraßen and Kreisstraßen. Local public transportation is provided by the Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Hessigheim". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 31 July 2020.

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