Wüstenrot is a municipality in the Mainhardt Forest with about 6,800 inhabitants, more than half of them in small incorporated villages. The village is the birthplace of the Wüstenrot Bausparkasse (Wüstenrot Building Society).

Wüstenrot
Protestant Church
Protestant Church
Coat of arms of Wüstenrot
Coat of arms
Location of Wüstenrot within Heilbronn district
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Wüstenrot is located in Germany
Wüstenrot
Wüstenrot
Wüstenrot is located in Baden-Württemberg
Wüstenrot
Wüstenrot
Coordinates: 49°5′N 9°28′E / 49.083°N 9.467°E / 49.083; 9.467Coordinates: 49°5′N 9°28′E / 49.083°N 9.467°E / 49.083; 9.467
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictHeilbronn
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorTimo Wolf
Area
 • Total30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Elevation
489 m (1,604 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,750
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
71543
Dialling codes07945
Vehicle registrationHN
Websitewww.wuestenrot4u.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Wüstenrot is in the forest in the southeast of the district of Heilbronn in the natural region of the Swabian-Franconian Forest. The River Rot runs through central Wüstenrot. Wüstenrot consists of the five towns (and former municipalities) Wüstenrot, Finsterrot, Maienfels, Neuhütten, Neulautern and the abandoned village of Neuhütte in Joachimstal.

NeighboursEdit

Neighboring cities and municipalities of Wüstenrot are (moving clockwise, starting in the west) the towns of Beilstein and Löwenstein (both in Heilbronn), Bretzfeld (Hohenlohe), Mainhardt (Schwäbisch Hall), Großerlach and Spiegelberg (within Rems-Murr-Kreis) and Oberstenfeld (Prevorst district, Ludwigsburg).

The community of Wüstenrot (as of 2006) has 4,971 inhabitants, 2,952 of which in the Wüstenrot proper.

MayorsEdit

  • 1974–1990: Ernst Schlagenhauf
  • 1990–2006: Roland Awe
  • 2006–2014: Heinz Nägele
  • since 2014: Timo Wolf

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.