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Waiblingen (German pronunciation: [ˈvaɪblɪŋən]) is a town in the southwest of Germany, located in the center of the densely populated Stuttgart region, directly neighboring Stuttgart. It is the capital of the Rems-Murr district. As of September 30, 2004 Waiblingen accommodated 52,948 inhabitants (25,953 men and 26,995 women).

Waiblingen
Waiblingen
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Coat of arms of Waiblingen
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Location of Waiblingen
Waiblingen is located in Germany
Waiblingen
Waiblingen
Waiblingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Waiblingen
Waiblingen
Coordinates: 48°49′49″N 09°19′01″E / 48.83028°N 9.31694°E / 48.83028; 9.31694Coordinates: 48°49′49″N 09°19′01″E / 48.83028°N 9.31694°E / 48.83028; 9.31694
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictRems-Murr-Kreis
Government
 • MayorAndreas Hesky (Ind.)
Area
 • Total42.76 km2 (16.51 sq mi)
Elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total55,123
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
71331–71336
Dialling codes07151, 07146
Vehicle registrationWN, BK
Websitewww.waiblingen.de

As of December 31, 2004, the area of the town (including all external properties, such as forests) was 42.76 km2 (16.51 sq mi).

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HistoryEdit

Waiblingen was first mentioned in Carolingian documents in 885 at the time of Charles the Fat. It received its town charter in 1250.

Waiblingen was the property of the Salian kings, from whom the Hohenstaufen dukes and kings inherited it. It is assumed that the Italian name of the Hohenstaufen party, Ghibelline, is derived from "Waiblingen".

The town was almost completely destroyed in 1634 during the Thirty Years' War, and its citizens either killed or deported. It was rebuilt after the war; the existing old central part of the town dates back to the years between 1640 and 1700. Its fortifications are now well restored.

IncorporationEdit

The following towns were incorporated into Waiblingen:

EconomyEdit

Waiblingen houses the principal office of the world's biggest chainsaw manufacturer, Stihl. has two factories there, for polymer and packaging technology.

It is also the location for the letter processing center for the Stuttgart region of the Deutsche Post.

International relationsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ official site

External linksEdit

  Media related to Waiblingen at Wikimedia Commons