Weil am Rhein

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Weil am Rhein
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Weil am Rhein is located in Germany
Weil am Rhein
Weil am Rhein
Coordinates 47°35′41″N 7°36′39″E / 47.59472°N 7.61083°E / 47.59472; 7.61083
Admeenistration
Kintra Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
Destrict Lörrach
Toun subdiveesions 7
Mayor Wolfgang Dietz (CDU)
Basic statistics
Aurie 19.47 km2 (7.52 sq mi)
Elevation 281 m  (922 ft)
Population 30,011 (31 Dizember 2011)[1]
 - Density 1,541 /km2 (3,992 /sq mi)
Ither information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate
Postal codes 79546–79576
Aurie code 07621
Wabsteid www.weil-am-rhein.de

Weil am Rhein is a German toun an commune which is a suburb o the ceety o Basel in Swisserland. It is on the east bank o the River Rhine, an close tae the point at which the Swiss, French an German borders meet. It is the maist soothwasterly toun in Germany.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Weil am Rhein is locatit at 47°35′42″N 7°36′39.6″E / 47.59500°N 7.611000°E / 47.59500; 7.611000 in the destrict o Lörrach in the Federal State o Baden-Württemberg. The ceety limits border Fraunce tae the wast an Swisserland tae the sooth. Locally, Weil is situatit in the region referred tae as Markgräflerland. Soothren this toun it locatit the triple border Germany-Fraunce-Swisserland

The ceety's location on the Rhine an proximity tae the Black Forest give it a continental climate, pairticularly suitit tae viticultur.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is first documentit in the year 786 as Willa, a name which is thocht tae be o Roman oreegin. The duc de Villars crossed the Rhine here in October 1702 tae fecht the Battle o Friedlingen durin the War o the Spainyie Succession. Weil wis severely damagit as a result o the conflict.

Agricultur dominatit local industry till the 19t century, when the ceety began tae grow, aidit bi its favourable transport connections. A railwey marshallin yard linkin Weil am Rhein tae Basel wis built in 1913. Swiss textile factories wur established in the Friedlingen quairter. 1934 saw the construction o a harbour on the Rhine.

Efter the Seicont Warld War the population again grew rapidly due tae the influx o refugees an stateless persons. Atween 1971 an 1975 the commonties o Ötlingen, Haltingen an Märkt wur incorporatit an Weil am Rhein became a substantial toun.

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Weil am Rhein is twinned wi:

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