Königsbach-Stein

Königsbach-Stein is a municipality in the district of Enz in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route.

Königsbach-Stein
The Traishof, in Königsbach
The Traishof, in Königsbach
Coat of arms of Königsbach-Stein
Coat of arms
Location of Königsbach-Stein within Enzkreis district
Königsbach-Stein im Enzkreis.png
Königsbach-Stein is located in Germany
Königsbach-Stein
Königsbach-Stein
Königsbach-Stein is located in Baden-Württemberg
Königsbach-Stein
Königsbach-Stein
Coordinates: 48°57′59″N 8°36′32″E / 48.96639°N 8.60889°E / 48.96639; 8.60889Coordinates: 48°57′59″N 8°36′32″E / 48.96639°N 8.60889°E / 48.96639; 8.60889
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictEnzkreis
Municipal assoc.Kämpfelbachtal
Area
 • Total33.72 km2 (13.02 sq mi)
Elevation
177 m (581 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,028
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
75203
Dialling codes07232
Vehicle registrationPF
Websitewww.koenigsbach-stein.de

HistoryEdit

Until German mediatization, the town of Stein was ruled by both the Margraviate of Baden and the Barony of Saint-André [de]. After meditization, it was assigned to the Amt of Königsbach on 24 July 1813. On 25 May 1821, Stein was assigned to Bezirksamt Bretten [de] and Königsbach to Bezirksamt Durlach [de]. Stein was reassigned again to the district of Pforzheim in 1920 and was joined on 1 April 1924 by Königsbach. The two towns remained with Pforzheim until, with the 1973 Baden-Württemberg district reform [de], they were assigned to the new Enz district. Stein and Königsbach merged to form Königsbach-Stein on 1 July 1974. On 20 June 1989, 39 hectares (96 acres) of the Steiner Mittelberg, a local mountain, became the Beim Steiner Mittelberg [de] Federally-protected nature reserve (Naturschutzgebiet).[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality (Gemeinde) of Königsbach-Stein covers an area of 33.72 square kilometers (13.02 sq mi) of the Enz district, within the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Federal Republic of Germany. Physically, it is located at the southern end of Kraichgau, a hilly region formed by layers of Lower [de] and Middle Muschelkalk [de] of the Pfinzhügelland [de]. The primary watercourse within the municipal area is the Kämpfelbach. The lowest elevation in the municipality, 161 meters (528 ft) Normalnull (NN), is found where the Kämpfelbach flows into Remchingen. The highest elevation, 333 meters (1,093 ft) NN, is found at the Langenwald campsite.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Königsbach-Stein's municipal coat of arms were awarded by government of the Enz district on 16 November 1992. It is divided into four sections by quartering. In the top left quarter is a bend in red on a golden field, followed by a bust of a king upon a silver field in the top right. The bottom left quarter, a pair of silver calipers measures a stone on a blue field, and the final quarter is made up by a blue wavy bar on a silver field.[2]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Königsbach-Stein". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 12 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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