Spaichingen (Swabian: Spoachenga) is a town in the district of Tuttlingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 11 kilometers northwest of Tuttlingen, and 13 km southeast of Rottweil. It is 660 meters above sea level.
|• Mayor||Hans Georg Schuhmacher|
|• Total||18.50 km2 (7.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||660 m (2,170 ft)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Population: 12,400 (2006)
Spaichingen is mentioned for the first time in 791 in a deed of donation of the monastery of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Spaichingen was part of the shire of Hohenberg, with its castle Hohenberg, near Wehingen. The shire was sold in 1381 to Austria. In 1806, Spaichingen came under the control of the kingdom of Württemberg and was county seat of the "Oberamt Spaichingen" until 1938. Since then, it has been a part of the county of Tuttlingen.
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Winfried Kretschmann (born 1948), teacher and politician (Alliance '90/The Greens), since 2011 Minister President of Baden-Württemberg
- Hans D. Ochs (born September 29, 1936), Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.