Seelbach is a town in the district of Ortenau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The most popular Festival is the Katharinenmarkt on November.

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Coat of arms of Seelbach
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Location of Seelbach within Ortenaukreis district
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Seelbach is located in Germany
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Seelbach is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°18′51″N 07°56′29″E / 48.31417°N 7.94139°E / 48.31417; 7.94139Coordinates: 48°18′51″N 07°56′29″E / 48.31417°N 7.94139°E / 48.31417; 7.94139
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictOrtenaukreis
Government
 • MayorThomas Schäfer (CDU)
Area
 • Total29.84 km2 (11.52 sq mi)
Elevation
286 m (938 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,878
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
77960
Dialling codes07823
Vehicle registrationOG
Websiteseelbach-online.de

GeographyEdit

Seelbach is located on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Schutter Valley, south-eastern of Lahr.

Neighboring communitiesEdit

The following cities and towns share a border with Seelbach. They are listed clockwise starting in the north: Friesenheim, Biberach, Schuttertal, Ettenheim, Kippenheim and Lahr.

The boroughsEdit

There are three boroughs, Seelbach, Wittelbach and Schönberg.

GovernmentEdit

Town councilEdit

After the last election in June 2009, the town council consists of 18 seats. The members belong to political parties as follows [2]

Party Seats
CDU 7
FBI 6
SPD 5

MayorEdit

The mayor is elected by the citizens for a term of 8 years. He's also the head of the town council.

Mayors since 1831

  • 1831–1832: Vogt Schöttgen (signs the first time with „Bürgermeister“)
  • 1832–1838: Karl Obert
  • 1838–1844: Michael Schäfer
  • 1849–1875: Xaver Räpple
  • 1875–1886: Franz Anton Benz
  • 1886–1910: Christian Himmelsbach
  • 1910–1919: Josef Heizmann
  • 1919–1923: Wilhelm Brucker
  • 1923–1945: Theodor Simon
  • 1945–1946: Georg Hartmann
  • 1946–1948: Alfred Himmelsbach
  • 1948–1957: Josef Fehrenbach
  • 1957–1977: Alfred Dreyer
  • 1977–1993: Walter Dilger
  • 1993–2007: Klaus Muttach
  • 2008–present: Thomas Schäfer

People, culture & architectureEdit

EventsEdit

The Katharinenmarkt is a weekend long historic market that takes place annually in November since 1455. It is visited by nearly 20000 visitors.

Twin townEdit

Seelbach is twinned with Zillebeke in the Flemish province of West-Vlaanderen in Belgium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Gemeinderat". Archived from the original on 2010-11-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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