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Coat of airms o Süßen
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Süßen is located in Germany
Location o Süßen athin Göppingen destrict
Coordinates: 48°40′47″N 9°45′27″E / 48.67972°N 9.75750°E / 48.67972; 9.75750Coordinates: 48°40′47″N 9°45′27″E / 48.67972°N 9.75750°E / 48.67972; 9.75750
Admin. regionStuttgart
 • MayorMarc O. Kersting
 • Total12.78 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
364 m (1,194 ft)
 • Total10,143
 • Density790/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes07162
Vehicle registrationGP

Süßen is a toun in the destrict o Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg in soothren Germany. It is locatit on the river Fils 8 km east o Göppingen, near Stuttgart.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Süßen wis first mentioned wi the name o Siezun in the Lorsch codex in 1071. Großsüßen (Greater Süßen) wis at first in the possession o the coont o Helfenstein, who, in 1382 pledgit it tae the ceety o Ulm. Kleinsüßen (Smawer Süßen), on the ither haund, wis in the haunds o the faimily Pappenheim. Thay inheritit the land forrit tae the landlairds o Bubenhofen.

In frames o the Mediatization in 1802, Großsüßen wis gien tae Bavarie but in 1810 the lands wur gien back, in frames o an exchynge contract tae Württemberg. Kleinsüßen wis on the ither haund niver Bavarie land. Efter the exchynge, baith places, Groß- an Kleinsüßen wur assigned unner the Heid Office o Geislingen.

Wi the openins o the Fils Valley Railway in 1847, Kleinsüßen wis connectit tae the public transportation.

In 1933, the twa tounships, Großsüßen an Kleinsüßen wur unifeed an the dounset Süßen wis formit. The war reform in 1938 assigned the toun tae the region o Göppingen.

On 1 Julie 1996, Süßen obtained the title o toun.

Releegions[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1539 Protestantism wis offeecially introducit in Großsüßen, bein pairt o Ulm. Kleinsüßen, awned bi the Pappenheims, remained Roman Catholic.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The development o the population

Date Population
1837 1.440
1907 2.425
1939 3.925
1950 5.946
1970 8.258
1983 8.433
2007 10.254

Coat o airms an flag[eedit | eedit soorce]

The offeecial coat o airms contains a black-white pairt an three reid zig-zag lines. This shield became the offeecial coat o airms in 1933. The reid zig-zag lines represent the landlaurds o Bubenhofen, the umwhile land awners. The black-white pairt represents the connections tae Ulm. The reid-white banner o the toun wis gien on 13 Mairch 1958 bi the Meenistry o Internal Affairs.

Pairtnerships[eedit | eedit soorce]

Süßen is a pairtner toun o the Hungarian Törökbálint. This connection wis established, when on 26 Februar 1946 the first Hungarian-Germans (266 o them) arrivit frae Törökbálint tae Süßen, chasit awa bi the Hungarian communists an the arrivin Soviets.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the results o the communal elections on 13 Juin 2004, the proportions o the poleetical pouer in the Municipal Office are as follaes (showin the chynges tae the previous elections):

  • The Conservatives: CDU 32,6 % (−2,4) – 6 seats (=)
  • The Democrats: FDP/AFW 27,4 % (+3,5) – 5 seats (+1)
  • The Socialists: SPD 23,8 % (−6,8) – 4 seats (−2)
  • The Liberals/Greens: GRÜNE 16,1 % (+5,3) – 3 seats (+1)

Events[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Easter Mercat
  • Schützenfest on the weekend follaein 2 Juin
  • Town Festival, Stadtfest on the weekend follaein 2 Julie
  • Christmas mercat on Seturday afore the seicont advent

Biggins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • A historic well in the toun centre. No really an "auld" well, but it represents the history o Süßen. The well itsel wis biggit in 1981, planned bi Emil Jo Homolka.
  • The Gothic Ulrich Kirk
  • The auld Gothic Maria Kirk
  • The new Maria Kirk in Expressionistic style, biggit in 1929
  • The memorial o the poet Johann Georg Fischer on the Heidenheimer street

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population bi naitionality an sex as o 31 December 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. Juin 2022.

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