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Waldburg is a town in the district of Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is the home of Waldburg Castle, a medieval castle that sits atop the large hill in the town. The castle dates from the twelfth century, when Waldburg was a County of the Holy Roman Empire.

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Coat of arms of Waldburg
Coat of arms
Location of Waldburg within Ravensburg district
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Waldburg is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 47°45′25″N 09°42′46″E / 47.75694°N 9.71278°E / 47.75694; 9.71278Coordinates: 47°45′25″N 09°42′46″E / 47.75694°N 9.71278°E / 47.75694; 9.71278
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictRavensburg
Municipal assoc.Ravensburg (district)
Government
 • MayorMichael Röger
Area
 • Total22.70 km2 (8.76 sq mi)
Elevation
723 m (2,372 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,145
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
88289
Dialling codes07529
Vehicle registrationRV
Websitewww.gemeinde-waldburg.de
County of Waldburg

Grafschaft Waldburg
12th century–1424
The County of Waldburg, shown in green at the bottom right, within Württemberg
The County of Waldburg, shown in green at the bottom right, within Württemberg
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalWaldburg
Common languagesAlemannic German
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
12th century
• First comital line extinct
1183
1424
Succeeded by
Waldburg-Sonnenberg Wappen Waldburg.svg
Waldburg-Trauchburg Wappen Waldburg.svg
Waldburg-Wolfegg-Zeil Wappen Waldburg.svg

House of WaldburgEdit

In 1424, the county was partitioned:

 
Waldburg castle, in May 2007

ReferencesEdit

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