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Balgheim

Balgheim

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Balgheim
Balgheim

Coordinates: 48°04′N 08°46′E / 48.067°N 8.767°E / 48.067; 8.767Coordinates: 48°04′N 08°46′E / 48.067°N 8.767°E / 48.067; 8.767

Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
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Government
 • Mayor Helmut Götz
Area
 • Total 7.61 km2 (2.94 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,176
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78582
Dialling codes 07424
Vehicle registration TUT
Website www.balgheim.de

Balgheim is a municipality in the district of Tuttlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Geography

Balgheim lies in a basin on the edge of the Baar at the foot of the Swabian Jura and the Dreifaltigkeitsberg (Holy Trinity Mountain). The European Watershed, the divide between the Rhine and Danube watersheds, occurs in the town's territory. The source of the Prim, which joins the Neckar (a tributary of the Rhine) in Rottweil, is located only a kilometer away from the source of the Faulenbach, an eventual tributary of the Danube, in neighboring Dürbheim.

Balgheim is bordered by Böttingen to the north, Dürbheim to the southeast, Rietheim-Weilheim to the south, and the city Spaichingen to the west.

History

Tombs dating from the Merovingian dynasty indicate that Balgheim was founded in the 6th or 7th century. It was first mentioned in writing in 1113. In 1420 it was sold to the Free Imperial City Rottweil, where it remained until 1689, after which its rule changed often until it became part of Württemberg in 1806.

Politics

Balgheim belongs to the Amt Spaichingen.

Transportation

The Bundesstraße 14 (federal highway) between Rottweil and Tuttlingen passes by the east edge of Balgheim. The Gäubahn (Stuttgart-Singen) passes over the European Watershed here. On workdays the Ringzug (train) provides hourly connections to Rottweil, Tuttlingen and Geisingen-Leiferdingen.

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