Winden is a town in the district of Emmendingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Winden im Elztal
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Location of Winden im Elztal within Emmendingen district
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Winden im Elztal is located in Germany
Winden im Elztal
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Winden im Elztal is located in Baden-Württemberg
Winden im Elztal
Winden im Elztal
Coordinates: 48°9′N 8°3′E / 48.150°N 8.050°E / 48.150; 8.050Coordinates: 48°9′N 8°3′E / 48.150°N 8.050°E / 48.150; 8.050
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictEmmendingen
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorClemens Bieniger
Area
 • Total21.96 km2 (8.48 sq mi)
Elevation
292 m (958 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,872
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79297
Dialling codes07682
Vehicle registrationEM
Websitewww.winden-im-elztal.de

HistoryEdit

In a document by Pope Alexander III dating to 1178, the church mentioned a place called "wineden inferius et superius"[citation needed] which refers to Niederwinden and Oberwinden (lower and upper Winden in German), first as a possession of the monastery of Waldkirch, as mentioned by St. Margaret.

Later by selling Niederwinden, the two districts were separated in 1293. In 1567 Austria took over Oberwinden and made it a part of the Habsburg possession in the Breisgau region of Further Austria[citation needed]. By 1805 both districts were part of the Grand Duchy of Baden.

On 1 January 1975 the two communities were brought together through local government reform to create the community of Winden im Elztal.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

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