Leingarten (help·info) is a municipality in the district of Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 7 km west of Heilbronn. It was formed 1 January 1970, when the municipalities of Großgartach and Schluchtern merged.
|• Mayor||Ralf Steinbrenner|
|• Total||23.48 km2 (9.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||168 m (551 ft)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Leingarten consists of the formerly independent municipalities Großgartach und Schluchtern, both have grown seamlessly together since they merged.
Visible from afar is Leingarten's trademark, the Heuchelberger Warte (Heuchelberg Watch), built 1483 by Duke Eberhard I of Württemberg.
In 2011 major renovation work began on Leingarten's city hall which included installing a new facade on the historically important building.
- Hermann Eppler (born 1937), longtime mayor of Leingarten (1970-2002), honorary citizen of Leingarten since 2012
Other persons associated with the placeEdit
- Ortwin Czarnowski (born 1940 in Tempelberg), former cyclist and teacher, lives in Leingarten
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.