Nürtingen


Nürtingen
Nürtingen
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Coat of arms of Nürtingen
Nürtingen is located in Germany
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Nürtingen
Coordinates 48°38′N 9°20′E / 48.63333°N 9.33333°E / 48.63333; 9.33333Coordinates: 48°38′N 9°20′E / 48.63333°N 9.33333°E / 48.63333; 9.33333
Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
Mayor Otmar Heirich (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 46.9 km2 (18.1 sq mi)
Elevation 291 m  (955 ft)
Population 40,364 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density 861 /km2 (2,229 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate ES
Postal codes 72601–72622
Area code 07022
Website nuertingen.de

Nürtingen is a town in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is located on the river Neckar.

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History

The following events occurred, by year:

  • 1046 : First mention of Niuritingin in the document of Speyer. Heinrich III gave Nürtingen as a gift to the chapter of Speyer
  • around 1335 : Nürtingen receives the city rights
  • 1421 : Nürtingen is the domicile of the Württemberg widows.
  • 1602 : The Maientag, a famous folklore procession and celebration is first recorded
  • 1634 : Half of the population died in the Thirty Years' War and of the plague
  • 1750 : 133 buildings were burned down in the great fire
  • 1783/1784 : Friedrich Hölderlin and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling are pupils of the Latin school (German: Lateinschule). They are still commemorated in the town by the street name Schellingstraße and the name of a highschool Hölderlin-Gymnasium.
  • 1945 : A few bombs hit Nürtingen. The Tiefenbachtal (a valley in south part of Nürtingen) was an escape route for German soldiers.
  • 1948 : The population increases from 10,000 to 17,000 due to refugees and displaced persons from East Germany
  • 1973 : The district of Nürtingen is merged into the district of Esslingen

Education

Nürtingen is home to Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Science, also known as the Hochschule fuer Wirtschaft und Umwelt in German. The school hosts undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration, finance, real estate, and landscape architecture. Programs are taught in English and German, with a reputed Master of Science in International Finance being taught through its growing European School of Finance, which partners with the German Institute for Corporate Finance, the European Derivatives Institute, the Deutsche Boerse, and the Eurex exchange.

Twinnings

Nürtingen is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung und Erwerbstätigkeit" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. 31 December 2009. http://www.statistik-bw.de/Veroeffentl/Statistische_Berichte/3126_10001.pdf. 

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.



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