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Markdorf is a town in the Bodenseekreis district, in Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany. It is situated near Lake Constance, 10 km northwest of Friedrichshafen. Georg Riedmann has been the mayor of Markdorf since 2013.

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Coat of arms of Markdorf
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Location of Markdorf within Bodenseekreis district
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Markdorf is located in Germany
Markdorf
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Markdorf is located in Baden-Württemberg
Markdorf
Markdorf
Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 09°23′30″E / 47.72083°N 9.39167°E / 47.72083; 9.39167Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 09°23′30″E / 47.72083°N 9.39167°E / 47.72083; 9.39167
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictBodenseekreis
Government
 • MayorGeorg Riedmann
Area
 • Total40.92 km2 (15.80 sq mi)
Elevation
453 m (1,486 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,031
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
88677
Dialling codes07544
Vehicle registrationFN
Websitewww.markdorf.de

Markdorf was first mentioned in 817 AD and it was given city rights in 1250. It was host to the church council before it was moved to Konstanz.

Markdorf with its historic downtown lies beneath the Gehrenberg mountain, on the top of which there is a 30m high climbable tower, which gives a view over Lake Constance and the Swiss, Austrian and German Alps.

On 22 December 1939, the location was host to a major train accident which occasioned the death of about 100 people.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ http://buergerwiki.net/Zugungl%C3%BCck