Bingen, Baden-Württemberg

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Location of Bingen within Sigmaringen district
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Coordinates: 48°6′42″N9°16′24″E / 48.11167°N 9.27333°E / 48.11167; 9.27333 Coordinates: 48°6′42″N9°16′24″E / 48.11167°N 9.27333°E / 48.11167; 9.27333
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
   Mayor Jochen Fetzer
  Total 37.01 km2 (14.29 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2015-12-31) [1]
  Total 2,713
  Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72511
Dialling codes 07571
Vehicle registration SIG

Bingen is a municipality in the district of Sigmaringen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Municipalities of Germany the lowest official level of territorial division in Germany

Municipalities are the lowest level of official territorial division in Germany. This is most commonly the third level of territorial division, ranking after the Land (state) and Kreis (district). The Gemeinde which is one level lower in those states also includes Regierungsbezirke as an intermediate territorial division. The Gemeinde is one level higher if it is not part of a Samtgemeinde. Only 10 municipalities in Germany have fifth level administrative subdivisions and all of them are in Bavaria. The highest degree of autonomy may be found in the Gemeinden which are not part of a Kreis. These Gemeinden are referred to as Kreisfreie Städte or Stadtkreise, sometimes translated as having "city status". This can be the case even for small municipalities. However, many smaller municipalities have lost this city status in various administrative reforms in the last 40 years when they were incorporated into a Kreis. In some states they retained a higher measure of autonomy than the other municipalities of the Kreis. Municipalities titled Stadt are urban municipalities while those titled Gemeinde are classified as rural municipalities.

Sigmaringen is a Landkreis (district) in the south of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are Reutlingen, Biberach, Ravensburg, Bodensee, Constance, Tuttlingen, and Zollernalbkreis.

Baden-Württemberg State in Germany

Baden-Württemberg is a state in southwest Germany, east of the Rhine, which forms the border with France. It is Germany’s third-largest state, with an area of 35,751 km2 (13,804 sq mi) and 11 million inhabitants. Baden-Württemberg is a parliamentary republic and partly sovereign, federated state which was formed in 1952 by a merger of the states of Württemberg-Baden, Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern. The largest city in Baden-Württemberg is the state capital of Stuttgart, followed by Karlsruhe and Mannheim. Other cities are Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Pforzheim, Reutlingen and Ulm.



Jochen Fetzer was elected mayor in 2002. [2] He was reelected in October 2010. [3]

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  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  2. Karlheinz Fahlbusch (kf): Jochen Fetzer gewinnt Wahl. In: Südkurier vom 15. Oktober 2002
  3. Vera Romeu (vr): Bürgermeisterwahl. Die Wahlbeteiligung übertrifft alle Erwartungen. In: Schwäbische Zeitung vom 11. Oktober 2010