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Owen (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊ.ən], see below) is a town in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

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Coat of arms of Owen
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Owen is located in Germany
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Location of Owen within Esslingen district
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Coordinates: 48°35′18″N 9°27′5″E / 48.58833°N 9.45139°E / 48.58833; 9.45139Coordinates: 48°35′18″N 9°27′5″E / 48.58833°N 9.45139°E / 48.58833; 9.45139
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictEsslingen
Government
 • MayorVerena Grötzinger
Area
 • Total9.70 km2 (3.75 sq mi)
Elevation391 m (1,283 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,434
 • Density350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes73277
Dialling codes07021
Vehicle registrationES
Websitewww.owen.de

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GeographyEdit

It is located 40 km southeast of Stuttgart and 7 km south of Kirchheim unter Teck.

PronunciationEdit

The name's pronunciation contradicts ordinary German orthographic rules and is more similar to English standard pronunciation. The name derives from the old word "Aue", meaning floodplain, and kept its ancient pronunciation.

TrafficEdit

Owen is connected to the railway-system by the Teckbahn (WendlingenOberlenningen). The Königlich Württembergischen Staats-Eisenbahnen built the station in 1899.[2] There are bus connections to the neighbour communities.

Through Owen leads A-Road B 465 from Kirchheim unter Teck to Blaubeuren. Highway A 8 is three miles away, junction Kirchheim-Ost.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Rainer Stein (1996), "Der württembergische Einheitsbahnhof auf Nebenbahnen" (in German), Eisenbahn-Journal Württemberg-Report (Fürstenfeldbruck: Merker) Band 1 (V/96): pp. 80–83, ISBN 3-922404-96-0