Limbach is a town in the district of Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Limbach
Coat of arms of Limbach
Coat of arms
Location of Limbach within Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis district
Limbach in MOS.svg
Limbach is located in Germany
Limbach
Limbach
Limbach is located in Baden-Württemberg
Limbach
Limbach
Coordinates: 49°27′42″N 09°12′41″E / 49.46167°N 9.21139°E / 49.46167; 9.21139Coordinates: 49°27′42″N 09°12′41″E / 49.46167°N 9.21139°E / 49.46167; 9.21139
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictNeckar-Odenwald-Kreis
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorBruno Stipp
Area
 • Total43.61 km2 (16.84 sq mi)
Elevation
361 m (1,184 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,432
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74838, 74834 (Heidersbacher Mühle)
Dialling codes06287
Vehicle registrationMOS, BCH
Websitewww.limbach.de

HistoryEdit

The earliest signs of human habitation in the area date to 100-150 AD.

Limbach is first mentioned in the records of the Benedictine abbey at Amorbach. The settlement belonged to the abbey in the 11th century, along with five other neighboring villages.

At the beginning of the 14th century, the village was sold to Eberhard von Erbach, who sold it to the Archbishop of Mainz in 1318.

The castle was destroyed by farmers in 1525.

From 1318 to 1803, the village belonged to the bishopric of Mainz. In 1803, it was given to the princes of Leiningen in Baden.

During the middle of the 19th century, there was a famine in the Odenwald, and many of the inhabitants left.

In World War I, 71 soldiers from the village were killed, and in World War II, 278. Since that time, the resettlement of Germans from the east and central Europe has greatly increased the population. In 1950, there were already 898 new settlers.

ReferencesEdit

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