Leibertingen

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Leibertingen
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Leibertingen
Location of Leibertingen within Sigmaringen district
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Coordinates: 48°2′34″N9°0′49″E / 48.04278°N 9.01361°E / 48.04278; 9.01361 Coordinates: 48°2′34″N9°0′49″E / 48.04278°N 9.01361°E / 48.04278; 9.01361
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
Municipal assoc. Sauldorf, Messkirch
Government
   Mayor Armin Reitze
Area
  Total 47.20 km2 (18.22 sq mi)
Elevation 806 m (2,644 ft)
Population (2015-12-31) [1]
  Total 2,087
  Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88637
Dialling codes 07466
Vehicle registration SIG
Website www.leibertingen.de

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

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.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

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Geography

Geographical location

Leibertingen is located 600 to 850 meters above sea level directly over the Danube valley in the Heuberg region, a plateau at the southern bound corner of the Swabian Jura, with a distance of 22 km to Sigmaringen and 24 km to Tuttlingen and belongs to the Naturpark Obere Donau. Of the total area of around 4720 hectare (as of Dec. 31 2010 [2] ), 2127 hectare are forest, 2328 hectare are farmland and 257 hectare consist of residential and circulation areas. [3] The so-called "Dreiländereck" (Eng. border triangle) is located underneath the nearby Wildenstein mountain. This is where Württemberg (Irndorf parish), Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Beuron parish) and Baden (Leibertingen parish) come together.

Danube River in Central Europe

The Danube is Europe's second longest river, after the Volga. It is located in Central and Eastern Europe.

Swabian Jura low mountain range in Germany

The Swabian Jura, sometimes also named Swabian Alps in English, is a mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, extending 220 km (140 mi) from southwest to northeast and 40 to 70 km in width. It is named after the region of Swabia.

Tuttlingen Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Tuttlingen is a town in Baden-Württemberg, capital of the district Tuttlingen. Nendingen, Möhringen and Eßlingen are three former municipalities that belong to Tuttlingen. The district (Kreis) includes several surrounding towns including Trossingen, Spaichingen, and Mühlheim an der Donau. Tuttlingen is located in Swabia east of the Black Forest region in the Swabian Jura.

Municipality

Leibertingen forms the name-giving municipality with the adjoining villages of Altheim, Kreenheinstetten and Thalheim.

Kreenheinstetten Ortsteil of Leibertingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Kreenheinstetten is a village located in the district of Sigmaringen (Baden-Württemberg) in Germany.

Coat of arms Villages Inhabitants (2008) Area
Leibertingen Wappen.png Leibertingen (main locality) 681 1729 ha
Wappen Altheim (Leibertingen).png Altheim 250 456 ha
Wappen Kreenheinstetten.png Kreenheinstetten 651 1588 ha
Wappen Leibertingen-Thalheim.svg Thalheim 666 947 ha

Administration

Leibertingen forms with the neighboring towns of Sauldorf and Meßkirch an association of its municipal administration.

Sauldorf Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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

Meßkirch Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Meßkirch is a town in the district of Sigmaringen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

History

In historic documents Leibertingen was mentioned in the year 1275 for the first time; Altheim however already in the year 768, and Kreenheinstetten in 793.

Economy

Transportation

Architecture, people and yearly events

Historical buildings

Burg Wildenstein above the Danube river Wildenstein01.jpg
Burg Wildenstein above the Danube river

Notable people

Abraham a Sancta Clara austrian writer

Abraham a Sancta Clara, German divine, was born at Kreenheinstetten, near Messkirch. His lay name was Johann Ulrich Megerle. He has been described as "a very eccentric but popular Augustinian monk".

Yearly events

Sport

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References

  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  2. Angaben nach Auskunft aus dem Vorzimmer des Bürgermeisters der Gemeinde Leibertingen, vom 12. Januar 2011.
  3. http://www.leibertingen.de/ Homepage der Gemeinde