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Weissach is a municipality in the district of Böblingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

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Coat of arms of Weissach
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Weissach   is located in Germany
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Location of Weissach within Böblingen district
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Coordinates: 48°50′53″N 8°55′13″E / 48.84806°N 8.92028°E / 48.84806; 8.92028Coordinates: 48°50′53″N 8°55′13″E / 48.84806°N 8.92028°E / 48.84806; 8.92028
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Böblingen
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Töpfer
Area
 • Total 22.14 km2 (8.55 sq mi)
Elevation 375 m (1,230 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,497
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 71287
Dialling codes 07044
Vehicle registration BB
Website www.weissach.de

The Weissach axle is named after the town, where the research centre of Porsche is located. The Porsche 918 Spyder supercar was developed in Weissach; Porsche offered an optional US$84,000 "Weissach package" that featured reduced weight and improved aerodynamics.[2]

Erich Hartmann (born April 19, 1922, in Weissach, died September 20, 1993 in Weil im Schönbuch) was a Luftwaffe pilot in World War 2. With 352 confirmed kills, he was the most successful fighter pilot in the history of air combat.

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MayorsEdit

  • 1948–1972: Herrmann Kempf
  • 1973–1997: Wolfgang Lucas
  • 1997–2005: Roland Portmann
  • 2005–2006: Reinhard Riesch
  • 2006–2014: Ursula Kreutel
  • since 2014: Daniel Töpfer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018. 
  2. ^ Udy, Jason. "Build a $1,000,000 Porsche 918 Spyder in Official Configurator". Motortrend.com. Motor Trend. Retrieved 26 September 2017.