Sankt Ingbert

St. Ingbert (also Sankt Ingbert) is a town in the Saarpfalz district in Saarland, Germany with a population of 37,361 (2009). It is situated approximately 10 km north-east of Saarbrücken and 10 km south-west of Neunkirchen.

Sankt Ingbert
Panoramic view of St. Ingbert
Panoramic view of St. Ingbert
Coat of arms of Sankt Ingbert
Coat of arms
Location of Sankt Ingbert within Saarpfalz-Kreis district
St. Ingbert in HOM.svg
Sankt Ingbert is located in Germany
Sankt Ingbert
Sankt Ingbert
Sankt Ingbert is located in Saarland
Sankt Ingbert
Sankt Ingbert
Coordinates: 49°18′N 7°7′E / 49.300°N 7.117°E / 49.300; 7.117Coordinates: 49°18′N 7°7′E / 49.300°N 7.117°E / 49.300; 7.117
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictSaarpfalz-Kreis
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorHans Wagner (Ind.)
Area
 • Total49.95 km2 (19.29 sq mi)
Highest elevation
402 m (1,319 ft)
Lowest elevation
215 m (705 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total35,427
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
66386
Dialling codes06894
Vehicle registrationIGB
WebsiteOfficial website

OverviewEdit

Sankt Ingbert is an old industrial town, but most of its heavy industries (coal, steel, glass) have long closed down. Major employers now include the software company SAP SE and Festo automation technologies.

St. Ingbert is named after the Irish Saint St Ingobert and for 300 years belonged to the electorate of Trier.

TransportEdit

The town is served by St. Ingbert railway station. St. Ingbert is situated only 10 km away from the Saarbrücken Airport.

CultureEdit

The Saarländisches Karnevalsmuseum exhibits carnival costumes of the Saar region.

The St. Ingberter Pfanne is a well-known cabaret event, which took first place in 1985.

The Internationales Jazzfestival Sankt Ingbert took first place in 1987.

International relationsEdit

St. Ingbert is twinned with:

Famous peopleEdit

  • Albert Weisgerber (* April 21, 1878 in St. Ingbert; † May 10, 1915 near Fromelles, France), German painter
  • Anton Betz (born 23 February 1883: died December 11, 1984), German journalist and publisher
  • Jupp Derwall (* 10. März 1927; † 26. Juni 2007 in St. Ingbert), manager of German national football team 1978–1984
  • Peter Hartz (August 9, 1941), German businessman
  • Bernd Schneider (July 20, 1964), racecar driver

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "St Ingbert". Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 9.

External linksEdit