Oppenweiler

Oppenweiler is a town in the Rems-Murr district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Oppenweiler
Reichenberg Castle (Württemberg) [de]
Coat of arms of Oppenweiler
Coat of arms
Location of Oppenweiler within Rems-Murr-Kreis district
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Oppenweiler is located in Germany
Oppenweiler
Oppenweiler
Oppenweiler is located in Baden-Württemberg
Oppenweiler
Oppenweiler
Coordinates: 48°58′58″N 09°27′28″E / 48.98278°N 9.45778°E / 48.98278; 9.45778Coordinates: 48°58′58″N 09°27′28″E / 48.98278°N 9.45778°E / 48.98278; 9.45778
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictRems-Murr-Kreis
Area
 • Total19.83 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Elevation
267 m (876 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,281
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
71570
Dialling codes07191
Vehicle registrationWN
Websitewww.oppenweiler.de

HistoryEdit

Oppenweiler merged with Reichenberg on 1 April 1938.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality (Gemeinde) of Oppenweiler is located in the Rems-Murr district of Baden-Württemberg, one of the 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany. Oppenweiler is situated between the Löwenstein Hills to the north and the Backnanger Bucht [de] to the south, in the greater region of the Swabian-Franconian Forest. Elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a high of 518 meters (1,699 ft) Normalnull (NN) to a low of 248 meters (814 ft) NN.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Oppenweiler has one borough (Ortsteil), Oppenweiler, and 12 villages: Aichelbach, Bernhalden, Ellenweiler, Reichenbach, Reichenberg, Reutenhof, Rohrbach, Rüflensmühle, Schiffrain, Unterstaigacker, Wilhelmsheim, and Zell. Also in the municipal area is the industrial district of Wachthäusle and the abandoned villages of Charlottenhof and Giselmar.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Oppenweiler's coat of arms shows a field of yellow crossed by a red bend dexter that houses three yellow ax heads. The blazon is identical to that of Baden's, but with the addition of the ax heads to reference the House of Sturmfeder [de], who inhabited Oppenweiler from 1288 until their extinction in 1901. This coat of arms was awarded to Oppenweiler with a municipal flag by the government of Baden-Württemberg on 14 November 1955.[2]

TransportationEdit

Oppenweiler is connected to Germany's network of roadways by the Bundesstraße 14 and to its rail network by the Waiblingen–Schwäbisch Hall railway. 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 "Oppenweiler". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 31 July 2020.

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