|• Mayor||Adrian Schlenker|
|• Total||10.27 km2 (3.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||413 m (1,355 ft)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Mögglingen is positioned at between 398 and 475 meters above sea level, along the upper Rems valley in the north-eastern foothills of the "Swabian Jura" between Schwäbisch Gmünd (13 km / 8 miles) and administrative centre of the Ostalbkreis, Aalen (11 km / 7 miles).
The first mention of Mögglingen was in the year 1143. The place belonged for a long time to the land territory of the Reichstadt Schwäbisch Gmünd. As soon as Schwäbisch Gmünd fell due to the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss in 1803 to the Kingdom of Württemberg, also Mögglingen became part of Württemberg and belonged to the newly formed Oberamt Gmünd, from 1938 Schwäbisch Gmünd. When this was dissolved by the district reform Baden-Württemberg 1973, Mögglingen became part of the newly formed Ostalbkreis.
Mögglingen remained Catholic even after the introduction of the Reformation in Württemberg, because most of the goods belonged to citizens and monasteries of the free catholic city Gmünd. Believers today belong to the Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul. A Protestant church was built only in 1968.
Locals have campaigned for a bypass round Mögglingen since at least as far back as 1957, and by 2013 plans for such a bypass had been agreed for fifteen years. Former mayor Ottmar Schweizer is on record as having pushed for the construction of the bypass throughout his 24 years in office. The curving and relatively narrow high street has been part of a long distance route for many years, but the number of heavy trucks passing through small towns like Mögglingen rose substantially after 2005 which was the year in which Germany introduced Autobahn tolls for trucks above twelve tonnes gross weight. Continuing failure to construct the planned bypass is blamed on an absence of funding.
- 1871: 1,003
- 1900: 1,058
- 1933: 1,443
- 1950: 2,150
- 1970: 2,933
- 1987: 3,316
- 2000: 3,884
- 2005: 4,167
- 2010: 4,180
The council includes after the elections from May 25, 2014, 14 members. The election brought the following results:
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Anton Vogt (born 1891, † unknown), politician (NSDAP)
Associated with the communityEdit
- Karl Eduard Paulus: Mögglingen . In: Description of Oberamts Gmünd . Publisher Lindemann, Stuttgart 1870 (Full text at Wikisource)
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
- "Der Verkehrskollaps: Viel zu lange hat die Politik unser Straßennetz verkommen lassen. Jetzt brauch es viele Milliarden, um einen Infarkt zu verhindern. Das Geld muss bald fließen, fordern die Bundesländer ultimativ...". ADAC Motorwelt. 2013. 11: 20–26. November 2013.
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