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.
Panoramic view of St. Ingbert
|• Mayor||Hans Wagner (Ind.)|
|• Total||49.95 km2 (19.29 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||402 m (1,319 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||215 m (705 ft)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
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.
St. Ingbert is twinned with:
- 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
- "Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31. Dezember 2019" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). July 2020.
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