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Bad Boll is a municipality in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

Bad Boll
Town center with the Church of Saint Cyriacus
Town center with the Church of Saint Cyriacus
Coat of arms of Bad Boll
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Boll within Göppingen district
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Bad Boll
Bad Boll is located in Baden-Württemberg
Bad Boll
Bad Boll
Coordinates: 48°38′22″N 9°36′56″E / 48.63944°N 9.61556°E / 48.63944; 9.61556Coordinates: 48°38′22″N 9°36′56″E / 48.63944°N 9.61556°E / 48.63944; 9.61556
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictGöppingen
Government
 • MayorHans-Rudi Bührle
Area
 • Total10.95 km2 (4.23 sq mi)
Elevation
427 m (1,401 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,163
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73085–73087
Dialling codes07164
Vehicle registrationGP
Websitewww.bad-boll.de

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HistoryEdit

Since the Middle Ages there has been a thermal spa there, at one time a hunting lodge of the Dukes of Württemberg. In the 19th Century, the spa was acquired by Pastor Johann Christoph Blumhardt who used it as a centre for his ministry of healing and evangelism. His son Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt took over the spa and ministry until his own his death in 1919. In 1921, the Blumhardt family passed the spa complex on to the Herrnhuter Brüder-Unität or Moravian Church. Following World War II, Bad Boll became the western European headquarters of that church body and continued as such until the re-unification of Germany in 1989. In 1945, the first Evangelical Academy was established in Bad Boll. The Diakonie of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg assumed control of the spa in 2005 although the Moravian Congregation still continues to worship in its chapel.

DemographicsEdit

Number of inhabitants from 1837 till 2010.

Datum Einwohner
1837 1.461
1907 1.364
17. may 1939 1.529
13. september 1950 2.426
27. may 1970 3.692
31. december 1983 4.286
31. december 1990 4.803
31. december 2000 5.149
31. december 2005 5.270
31. december 2010 5.205


Notable people from Bad BollEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
 
Boll, watercolor painting of General Eduard von Kallee, 16 June 1876