Uhingen

Uhingen is a town in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

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Uhingen town hall
Uhingen town hall
Coat of arms of Uhingen
Coat of arms
Location of Uhingen within Göppingen district
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Uhingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 48°42′21″N 9°35′31″E / 48.70583°N 9.59194°E / 48.70583; 9.59194Coordinates: 48°42′21″N 9°35′31″E / 48.70583°N 9.59194°E / 48.70583; 9.59194
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictGöppingen
Area
 • Total24.79 km2 (9.57 sq mi)
Elevation
295 m (968 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,422
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73062–73066
Dialling codes07161, 07163
Vehicle registrationGP
Websitewww.uhingen.de

HistoryEdit

Uhingen was a possession of the County of Aichelberg [de] until 1332.[2]

GeographyEdit

The city (Stadt) of Uhingen is located on the north-west of the district of Göppingen, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The municipal area lies along the border with the Rems-Murr district to the north. Physically, Uhingen is situated in the lower Fils river valley, in the foothills of the Central Swabia Jura [de]. A portion of the municipal area is in the Schurwald region, to the northwest. Elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a low of 257 meters (843 ft) Normalnull (NN) to a high of 483 meters (1,585 ft) NN.[2]

The Federally-protected Bärentobel [de] nature reserve is located in Uhingen's municipal area.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Uhingen has four boroughs (Stadtteile): Baiereck, Holzhausen, Sparwiesen, and Uhingen.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Uhingen's coat of arms displays a field of red crossed by a white, wavy fess complimented with a white canton in the upper left corner of the blazon. This pattern, devised by the Central State Archive Stuttgart [de] in 1912, is the coat of arms of the House of Aichelberg, with the addition of the fess to represent the Fils.[2]

TransportationEdit

Uhingen is a center of local transportation and an infrastructure nexus. The city is connected to Germany's network of roadways by Bundesstraße 10 and Bundesstraße 297 [de]. It is also connected to Germany's railways by the Fils Valley Railway, which was run through the municipal area in 1847. Public transportation is provided by Deutsche Bahn and the Uhingen Citizens' Bus Association.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Uhingen". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 26 July 2020.

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