Muggensturm is a municipality in the district of Rastatt in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

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Coat of arms of Muggensturm
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Location of Muggensturm within Rastatt district
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Muggensturm is located in Germany
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Muggensturm is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°52′21″N 08°16′46″E / 48.87250°N 8.27944°E / 48.87250; 8.27944Coordinates: 48°52′21″N 08°16′46″E / 48.87250°N 8.27944°E / 48.87250; 8.27944
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictRastatt
Government
 • MayorDietmar Späth
Area
 • Total11.56 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
Elevation
122 m (400 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,195
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76461
Dialling codes07222
Vehicle registrationRA
Websitewww.muggensturm.de

GeographyEdit

 
The Federbachbruch nature reserve

Muggensturm is sited in the Upper Rhine Plain at the foot of the Black Forest. The Federbach flows through the town and the neighboring 43 ha nature reserve Federbachbruch.

The municipality borders Bietigheim, Malsch (district of Karlsruhe), Oberweier, Kuppenheim, Waldprechtsweier and Bischweier.

Muggensturm's area contains the municipality as well as the Ziegelhütte house in the Steinhardt and the lost settlements of Eichelbach and Frierlinde.[2]

HistoryEdit

The first mention of Muggensturm can be found in an official document of Pope Celestine III in the year 1193, where it is spelled Mugetstrum.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The 2009 local election resulted in the following composition of the municipal council (Gemeinderat):

  1. Free Voters (MBV) 38.8% (+11.0), 5 seats (+1)
  2. SPD 33.2% (+4.4), 5 seats (+1)
  3. CDU 27.9% (-0.9), 4 seats (=)

The voter participation was 54.1% (+0.2). Numbers in braces refer to the results of the previous local election.[3]

MayorEdit

Since 1993 Dietmar Späth (born 1963) is the mayor, he was reelected in 2001 and 2009.

Town twinningEdit

Muggensturm's twin town is Gradara in the Italian province of Pesaro and Urbino. It was established in 2002.[4] In 2011 an additional inner-German town twinning with Schönwalde-Glien (Brandenburg) was founded.

CultureEdit

In 2005, the Bürgerband (citizen belt), a unique community photo album, was installed in the town hall. It shows around 2'500 Muggensturm citizens photographed by journalist Anton Jany.[5]

Every year at the end of July, the Muggensturm Volksfest attracts many visitors. Before 2011, local clubs would decorate waggons with up to 200'000 flowers and participate in a large pageant.[6]

AwardsEdit

In 2010, Muggensturm won the gold medal in the Entente Florale competition between municipalities. Entente Florale awards distinguished town development achievements.[7]

InfrastructureEdit

Muggensturm is sited near the Bundesstraße 3 and the Rheintalbahn. It is connected to the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band V: Regierungsbezirk Karlsruhe. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. 1976. p. 180f. ISBN 3-17-002542-2.
  3. ^ "2009 local election". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. Archived from the original on 2 December 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Twin Town Partnership". Gemeinde Muggensturm. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Kunst in Muggensturm". Gemeinde Muggensturm. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Volksfest". Gemeinde Muggensturm. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Participants since 2001". Entente Florale. Retrieved 25 October 2013.