|• Mayor||Martina Fehrlen|
|• Total||20.76 km2 (8.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||275 m (902 ft)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
On May 25, 1181, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor "Barbarossa" issued a certificate in which he took the monastery at Adelberg under his protection. In the document, Urbach was referred to as Uracbach.
Since their formation in 1819, the agricultural Oberurbach and the more industrial Unterurbach were two separate municipalities. Ober-and Unterurbach belonged initially to Oberamt Schorndorf and became part of the district of Waiblingen in 1938. In 1970 Ober- and Unterurbach were merged to form the district of Urbach. When Waiblingen was dissolved in 1973, Urbach became part of Rems-Murr-Kreis.
- The Afrakirche is a Protestant church with parts built over the course of the 16th to 18th centuries.
- The Baptist Church was completed in 1999. In 2003 it was awarded with the "Freikirchlicher Architekturpreis".
- Urbach Tower is a 14-metre experimental structure that serves as a lookout point and shelter.
In Urbach there are two museums, the Museum am Widumhof and the Museum Farrenstall.
Urbach is twinned with:
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Theodor Bäuerle (born June 16, 1882 in Unterurbach; died 29. May 1956 in Stuttgart), politician (independent, Minister of Culture of Württemberg-Baden)
- Eleonore Dehnerdt (born 1956), writer
- Hermann Nuding (born July 3, 1902 in Oberurbach; died December 31, 1966 in Stuttgart), KPD -politician, (Bundestag, Landtag Württemberg-Baden)
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
- http://www.baptisten-urbach.de/section/view/10 "Gemeindezentrum" on baptisten-urbach.de; accessed 12 January 2014
- http://www.architektur-und-freikirche.de/ "Der 3. Architekturpreis für freikirchliches Bauen 2003" on http://www.architektur-und-freikirche.de/; accessed 12 January 2014
- Grossman, David (2019-09-23). "Cool New Method Curves Wood Without Machines". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
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