Sindelfingen

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Sindelfingen
St. Martin's church

Coat of arms
Sindelfingen is located in Germany
Sindelfingen
Coordinates: 48°42′48″N 9°0′10″E / 48.71333°N 9.00278°E / 48.71333; 9.00278Coordinates: 48°42′48″N 9°0′10″E / 48.71333°N 9.00278°E / 48.71333; 9.00278
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictBöblingen
Government
 • MayorBernd Vöhringer
Area
 • Total50.85 km2 (19.63 sq mi)
Elevation449 m (1,473 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total60,795
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes71043–71069
Dialling codes07031
Vehicle registrationBB
Websitewww.sindelfingen.de
 
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Sindelfingen
St. Martin's church

Coat of arms
Sindelfingen is located in Germany
Sindelfingen
Coordinates: 48°42′48″N 9°0′10″E / 48.71333°N 9.00278°E / 48.71333; 9.00278Coordinates: 48°42′48″N 9°0′10″E / 48.71333°N 9.00278°E / 48.71333; 9.00278
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictBöblingen
Government
 • MayorBernd Vöhringer
Area
 • Total50.85 km2 (19.63 sq mi)
Elevation449 m (1,473 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total60,795
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes71043–71069
Dialling codes07031
Vehicle registrationBB
Websitewww.sindelfingen.de

Sindelfingen is a German town near Stuttgart at the headwaters of the Schwippe (a tributary of the river Würm) that is the site of a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant.

History[edit]

In 1263, Sindelfingen was founded by the Count Rudolf Scherer of Tübingen-Herrenberg.[2]

In 1351 the city was sold to Württemberg.[2]

The weaving industry survived until most of Europe's textile industry was wiped out due to Asian imports. Some textile distribution centres are still left in the town. Former weaving mills can still be found in the city area, now used as offices for the computer industry. This is due to the takeover of Hollerith by IBM which used the punched card technology from the weaving mills.

Geography[edit]

Neighbouring towns and cities: Böblingen (continuous), Stuttgart (15 km), Leonberg. The highest point is 531 metres above sea level and to the north is the Glemswald (Nature reserve).

Main sights[edit]

Statue of gossips in the Altstadt of Sindelfingen

Culture[edit]

Sindelfingen has an annual International Street Fair which features ethnic food and performances from the partner cities, as well as from various local ethnic clubs.

Demography[edit]

The resident counts below are either estimates, based upon census (*) or official records of respective statistical offices. All figures after 1871 are taken from the statistical office of Baden-Württemberg.[4]

YearResidents
1500ca. 1000
1600ca. 1400
17021402
18032981
18504310
18613804
1. December 1871 *3704
1. December 1880 *3934
1. December 1890 *4239
1. December 1900 *4291
1. December 1910 *4589
16. June 1925 *5394
16. June 1933 *6986
YearResidents
17. May 1939 *8.465
194610.027
13. September 1950 *11.448
6. June 1961 *26.127
27. May 1970 *40.785
31. December 197554.134
31. December 198054.808
27. May 1987 *57.005
31. December 199058.805
31. December 199559.435
31. December 200060.843
31. December 200560.843
31. December 201060.445

Natives[edit]

Transport[edit]

Sindelfingen can be reached through the A8 and A81 motorways, and through the S-Bahn connections to Stuttgart or Herrenberg; the nearest airport is in Stuttgart.

Twin towns[edit]

Sindelfingen is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Eurotowns title=Sindelfingen (2013-10-02). http://eurotowns.org/test/#.Ur_yZvRdXhc. Retrieved 2013-12-29.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.750jahre.sindelfingen.de/start
  4. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg
  5. ^ "Eurotowns".