Sankt Peter is a municipality in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

St. Peter
Abbey of St. Peter in the Black Forest
Coat of arms of St. Peter
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Location of St. Peter within Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district
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St. Peter is located in Baden-Württemberg
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St. Peter
Coordinates: 48°0′59″N 8°1′57″E / 48.01639°N 8.03250°E / 48.01639; 8.03250Coordinates: 48°0′59″N 8°1′57″E / 48.01639°N 8.03250°E / 48.01639; 8.03250
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictBreisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Government
 • MayorGottfried Rohrer (CDU)
Area
 • Total35.93 km2 (13.87 sq mi)
Elevation
716 m (2,349 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,625
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79271
Dialling codes07660
Vehicle registrationFR
Websitewww.st-peter-schwarzwald.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

St. Peter is a climatic spa located within the Southern Black Forest Nature Park, on the southern flank of the Kandel, about 12 miles east of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Administrative structureEdit

To the municipality of St. Peter belong the village of Bürgerschaft, the hamlet of Sägendobel, the settlements of Kandelberg, Neuwelt, Oberibental, Ränke, Rohr, Schmittenbach, Schönhöfe, Seelgut and Willmendobel and the farmsteads of Eckpeterhof, Langeck and Lindlehof.

HistoryEdit

The Abbey of St. Peter in the Black Forest was founded in 1093 by the Duke of Zähringen, Berthold II as his house abbey and family burial site. The municipality developed gradually over time around the abbey.

When the estates of the Church were seized and sold or transferred during Napoleon's conquest of Europe, the village of St. Peter was handed to the Grand Duchy of Baden in 1806 and, since 1952, they have been part of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

In 1899, fire broke out in the village centre of St. Peter,[2] whereupon 23 houses were destroyed and 150 people made homeless.[3]

At the end of the Second World War there was a Reich training centre of the Hitler Youth in St. Peter.[4]

Population growth
Year 1806 1871 1900 1925 1939 1950 1961 1970 1989 1995 2005 2010 2015
Population 1480 1308 1383 1378 1426 1500 1529 1797 2207 2362 2508 2547 2583

Source: Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (except 1806); 1871–1970: Census results

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Karl Schmid; Hans Schadek: Die Zähringer. Anstoß und Wirkung. Thorbecke, Sigmaringen 1986, ISBN 3-7995-7041-1, p. 371
  3. ^ Chronicle of the Municipality of St. Peter
  4. ^ Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ebringer Dorfgeschichte (publ.): Ebringer Dorfgeschichte Nr. 2. Ebringen unterm Hakenkreuz. Zeitzeugenberichte, Ebringen 2008, pp. 33 and 38

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