Sankt Märgen is a German municipality in the middle of the Black Forest, which belongs to the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. The Kurort (spa town) is located around 25 km north of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Sankt Märgen
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Sankt Märgen
Coat of arms
Location of Sankt Märgen within Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district
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Sankt Märgen is located in Germany
Sankt Märgen
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Sankt Märgen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Sankt Märgen
Sankt Märgen
Coordinates: 48°00′30″N 08°05′37″E / 48.00833°N 8.09361°E / 48.00833; 8.09361Coordinates: 48°00′30″N 08°05′37″E / 48.00833°N 8.09361°E / 48.00833; 8.09361
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictBreisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Government
 • MayorManfred Kreutz[1]
Area
 • Total33.37 km2 (12.88 sq mi)
Elevation
895 m (2,936 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,861
 • Density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79274
Dialling codes07669
Vehicle registrationFR
Websitewww.sankt-maergen.de

GeographyEdit

Geographical locationEdit

Sankt Märgen is located on a mountain spur. The village territory extends from the Thurner Plateau in the south to the eastern foothills of Kandel to the north, which are between 570 and 1132 meters high. To the east and west its boundaries are marked by deep valleys.

Municipal ArrangementEdit

Around half the residents live in the village proper. The rest are strewn across the surrounding countryside.

HistoryEdit

Between 1115 and 1118 the Augustinian monastery of Maria-Zell auf dem Schwarzwald was established by Count Bruno von Haigerloch-Wiesneck, Chancellor of Henry V and Provost of Straßburg, as competition to the Zähringen-founded Benedictine monastery of St. Peter auf dem Schwarzwald. The town and the monastery were dependent upon each other for many years. In 1716 a two-steepled Baroque monastery church was built, and the life of the community underwent a revival, until 1806 when the monastery was given up.

PoliticsEdit

MayorsEdit

  • 1977-1993 Manfred Holzmann (CDU)
  • 1993-today: Josef Waldvogel (CDU)

Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ St. Märgen: Greetings of the Mayor
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  • Much of the information in this article is based on and translated from that found in its German equivalent.

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