Kraichtal is a town in the north-eastern part of the Karlsruhe district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in 1971 by a merger of nine smaller municipalities.

Kraichtal
Saint Martin's Chapel in Muenzesheim
Saint Martin's Chapel in Muenzesheim
Coat of arms of Kraichtal
Coat of arms
Location of Kraichtal
Kraichtal is located in Germany
Kraichtal
Kraichtal
Kraichtal is located in Baden-Württemberg
Kraichtal
Kraichtal
Coordinates: 49°07′27″N 08°42′53″E / 49.12417°N 8.71472°E / 49.12417; 8.71472Coordinates: 49°07′27″N 08°42′53″E / 49.12417°N 8.71472°E / 49.12417; 8.71472
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictKarlsruhe
Subdivisions9
Government
 • MayorUlrich Hintermayer (CDU)
Area
 • Total80.56 km2 (31.10 sq mi)
Elevation
177 m (581 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,627
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76703
Dialling codes07250, 07251, 07258, 07259
Vehicle registrationKA
Websitewww.kraichtal.de

GeographyEdit

Kraichtal is a German town embedded in western Kraichgau, a hilly landscape between the Black Forest, Odenwald forest and the Neckar river. Kraichtal (literally Kraich Valley) got its name from the Kraich river, which flows through Kraichtal, and then eventually into the Rhine.

Neighbouring townsEdit

The following towns neighbour Kraichtal: Eppingen and Zaisenhausen, Oberderdingen, Bretten, Bruchsal, Ubstadt-Weiher and Oestringen.

DistrictsEdit

Kraichtal consists of nine districts, each district (Stadtteil) representing one of the nine municipalities which merged to become Kraichtal in 1971:

Count Eberstein Castle lies in Gochsheim, in the north east of Kraichtal.

 
The inner courtyard of Count Eberstein Castle

ReferencesEdit

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