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Bad Blankenburg (German pronunciation: [bat ˈblaŋkənbʊʁk]) is a spa town in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 6 km southwest of Rudolstadt, and 37 km southeast of Erfurt. It is most famous for being the location of the first kindergarten of Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel, in 1837.

Bad Blankenburg
BadBlankenburgMarktplatz.jpg
Coat of arms of Bad Blankenburg
Coat of arms
Bad Blankenburg   is located in Germany
Bad Blankenburg
Bad Blankenburg
Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 11°16′0″E / 50.68333°N 11.26667°E / 50.68333; 11.26667Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 11°16′0″E / 50.68333°N 11.26667°E / 50.68333; 11.26667
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
Government
 • Mayor Frank Persike (Left)
Area
 • Total 35.56 km2 (13.73 sq mi)
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,767
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07422
Dialling codes 036741
Vehicle registration SLF
Website www.bad-blankenburg.de

To the north of it, on an eminence, rise the fine ruins of the castle of Greifenstein, built by the German king Henry I, and from 1275 to 1583 the seat of a cadet branch of the counts of Schwarzburg.[2]

In the nineteenth century, Bad Blankenburg was part of the small principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Bad Blankenburg is the headquarters of Deutsche Evangelische Allianz, a cooperative network of most Protestant churches in Germany.

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Historical PopulationEdit

Historical Population (from 1960 as of 31st December):

  • 1834: 1,256
  • 1933: 4,557
  • 1939: 5,307
  • 1960: 10,126
  • 1994: 8,323
  • 1995: 8,197
  • 1996: 8,136
  • 1997: 8,076
  • 1998: 8,037
  • 1999: 7,963
  • 2000: 7,909
  • 2001: 7,764
  • 2002: 7,688
  • 2003: 7.658
  • 2004: 7,613
  • 2005: 7,498
  • 2006: 7,363
  • 2007: 7,281
  • 2008: 7,235
  • 2009: 7,173
  • 2010: 7,047
  • 2011: 6,873
  • 2012: 6,816
  • 2013: 6,724
  • 2014: 6,644
Data source from 1994: Thuringian Office for Statistics

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). July 2016. 
  2. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Blankenburg". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 41. 

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