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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; 7.61083Coordinates: 47°35′41″N 7°36′39″E / 47.59472°N 7.61083°E / 47.59472; 7.61083
Admin. regionFreiburg
 • MayorWolfgang Dietz (CDU)
 • Total19.47 km2 (7.52 sq mi)
281 m (922 ft)
 • Total30,251
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes07621
Vehicle registration

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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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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