Schöntal is a town and municipality in the district of Hohenlohe in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Schöntal
Coat of arms of Schöntal
Coat of arms
Location of Schöntal within Hohenlohekreis district
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Schöntal is located in Germany
Schöntal
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Schöntal is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Schöntal
Coordinates: 49°20′N 9°30′E / 49.333°N 9.500°E / 49.333; 9.500Coordinates: 49°20′N 9°30′E / 49.333°N 9.500°E / 49.333; 9.500
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictHohenlohekreis
Government
 • MayorPatrizia Filz
Area
 • Total81.65 km2 (31.53 sq mi)
Elevation
209 m (686 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,610
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
74214
Dialling codes07943
Vehicle registrationKÜN
Websitewww.schoental.de

It is principally known as the location of the former Schöntal Abbey, a magnificent Baroque monastery.

The Schöntal municipality was formed in 1972 by merging the eight municipalities of Aschhausen, Berlichingen, Bieringen, Marlach, Oberkessach, Schöntal (today known as Kloster Schöntal, Schöntal Abbey), Sindeldorf and Westernhausen. In 1973, the municipality of Winzenhofen was also incorporated.

MayorsEdit

  • 1972–1996: Karl Hehn (CDU)
  • 1996–2004: Karl-Heinz Börkel (CDU)
  • since 2004: Patrizia Filz (reelected in 2012)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.