Tengen is a town in the district of Konstanz, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated near the border with Switzerland, 14 kilometres (9 miles) north of Schaffhausen.

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Coat of arms of Tengen
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Location of Tengen within Konstanz district
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Tengen is located in Germany
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Tengen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 47°48′52″N 8°39′33″E / 47.81444°N 8.65917°E / 47.81444; 8.65917Coordinates: 47°48′52″N 8°39′33″E / 47.81444°N 8.65917°E / 47.81444; 8.65917
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictKonstanz
Government
 • MayorMarian Schreier
Area
 • Total61.98 km2 (23.93 sq mi)
Elevation
614 m (2,014 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,584
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78250
Dialling codes07736
Vehicle registrationKN
Websitewww.tengen.de
Lordship (County) of Tengen

Herrschaft (Grafschaft) Tengen
11th century–1651
StatusCounty
CapitalTengen
GovernmentCounty
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
before 1112 11th century
• Sold to Lords of
    Klingenberg

1275
• Sold to Habsburgs
1305–87
• Fell to Teutonic Order
1488
• United with Lgvt
    Nellenburg

1534
• Pawned to Auersperg
1651
• Auersperg & Tengen
    mediatised to Baden

1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia
County of Auersperg

VerenahofEdit

Verenahof (also known as Büttenharter Hof or Verenahöfe) was a German exclave in Switzerland, administratively part of the German town of Wiechs am Randen [de] (which is now part of the town of Tengen). Geographically, it was separated from Wiechs am Randen by a 200–300 metre wide strip of Swiss territory.

By 1964 a treaty was concluded between Germany and Switzerland, which entered into force on 4 October 1967. The 43-hectare territory containing three houses and eleven West German citizens, became part of Switzerland[2]

MayorsEdit

From 1973 to 2015 Helmut Groß was the mayor of Tengen.[3] His successor is Marian Schreier.[4]

  • 1973–2015: Helmut Groß (* 1948 in Crailsheim)
  • since May 2015: Marian Schreier (* 1990 in Stuttgart; SPD)

EducationEdit

Tengen has a primary school (Grund- u. Werkrealschule Tengen) and a library/school library.[5][6]

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Leutnant Hermann Pfeiffer (1890 in Tengen - 1917 in France) was a World War I flying ace credited with eleven aerial victories
  • Otto Sauter (born 1961), piccolo trumpeter, especially in baroque music
 
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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ BGBl (German Federal Law Gazette) 1967 II, pp.2041–2043
  3. ^ Matthias Biehler: Bürgermeister: Es kann nur eine Liste geben. In: Südkurier vom 10. Mai 2010.
  4. ^ "25-jähriger Marian Schreier in Tengen: Jüngster Bürgermeister von Deutschland". SWR.de (in German). Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  5. ^ "Schulen." Tengen, Germany. Retrieved on 6 January 2018. "Anschrift: 78250 Tengen, Schulstraße 11,"
  6. ^ "Bibliothek / Schulbücherei der Stadt Tengen." Tengen, Germany. Retrieved on 6 January 2018. "Anschrift: Ludwig-Gerer-Straße 65 78250 Tengen"