|• Mayor||Harald Lais|
|• Total||7.40 km2 (2.86 sq mi)|
|Elevation||561 m (1,841 ft)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Utzenfeld is a community in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in Baden-Württemberg. It is a member of the Schönau Community Administration Association in the Black Forest. The elevation of Utzenfeld ranges from 560 meters, up to 1,124 meters in the upper meadow valley of the Südschwarzwald nature reserve.
Utzenfeld was clearly identified for the first time in 1294. It belonged to the cloister of St. Blasien then, and later, by 1368, was part of Vorderösterreich. When the cloister was secularized in 1806, the village became part of the newly created Großherzogtum Baden. Utzenfeld became an independent community in 1809.
Since Vorderösterreich was part of the Reformation, most of the local people belong to the Roman Catholic Church at Schönau, but there is also a "Gotteshaus" in Utzenfeld. The limited number of Protestants in the area also go to Schönau.
Since 1971, Utzenfeld has belonged to the Schönau community administration association.
Culture and sightsEdit
The Utzenfluh nature reserve, opened in 1940, contains many natural attractions.
Economy and infrastructureEdit
From 1889 to 1966, Utzenfeld was connected to the local rail network.
The community is the home of several large plastic manufacturers, for example FRISETTA polymer (part of the Nilit Plastics Division), which is one of the largest toothbrush manufacturers in Germany.
There are no schools in Utzenfeld. Primary school students attend the elementary school in Wieden. The students above the fifth grade attend the Schönau upper school in Schwarzwald, Zell in Wiesental or the higher school in Schönau. The Utzenfluh kindergarten is available for the youngest inhabitants of the community.
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
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