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Ehingen
Coat of arms of Ehingen
Ehingen is located in Germany
Ehingen
Coordinates 48°17′0″N 9°43′25″E / 48.283333°N 9.72361°E / 48.283333; 9.72361
Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Alb-Donau-Kreis
Town subdivisions 18
Mayor Johann Krieger
Basic statistics
Area 178.40 km2 (68.88 sq mi)
Elevation 515 m  (1690 ft)
Population 25,941  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 145 /km2 (377 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate UL
Postal code 89584
Area code 07391
Website www.ehingen.de

Ehingen is a town in the Alb-Donau district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Donau, approx. 25 km southwest of Ulm.

Statistics

Ehingen is situated at 48°17'N and 9°43'E at 515 meters above sea level (town hall). The administrative district has a size of 178.51 km².

In contrast to many other towns in Germany, Ehingen's number of inhabitants has constantly been growing during the last years. In 2006 it peaked at 26,054. However, according to forecasts, no major changes are expected anymore until 2025. This development against the trend probably has its roots in a favorable economic situation.

While many other cities and towns struggle with the problem of a quickly ageing society, Ehingen has managed to keep the average age of its inhabitants below the Baden-Württemberg average, which is the lowest among all German Länder. In 2006 the average was 39.9 years of age, until 2025 it will rise to 45.3 according to forecasts, which still will be better than the average age in Baden-Württemberg.

History

"Ehinga", the dialect pronunciation of the name Ehingen, has first been mentioned in a written document in 961. The settlement prospered in the 12th and 13th century under the reign of the dukes of Berg, nowadays the name of a village south of Ehingen. From 1346 to 1805 Ehingen belonged to Austria. In 1805, the treaties of Pressburg put Ehingen under the rule of the new kingdom of Württemberg.

In 1688 and 1749 large parts of the town were destroyed by fire.

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