Villingen-Schwenningen

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Villingen-Schwenningen is the largest town of the Schwarzwald-Baar district located in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has about 82,000 inhabitants (as of 2003).

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History

In the Middle Ages Villingen was a town under Austrian lordship. During the Protestant Reformation it remained Catholic.

Schwenningen remained a village until the 19th century. In 1858 the first watch factory was established, from which time on watch making and precision mechanics have been important industries for Schwenningen.

As part of the Baden-Württemberg territorial reform of 1972, the cities Villingen and Schwenningen were merged to form Villingen-Schwenningen.

Geography

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Watershed of the Neckar River
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Watershed of the Rhine River

Villingen-Schwenningen lies on the eastern edge of the Black Forest about 700 meters above sea level. The source of the River Neckar is in Schwenningen (Schwenninger Moos).

Places of interest

External link

Stadt Villingen-Schwenningen (in German) (http://www.villingen-schwenningen.de/)de:Villingen-Schwenningen pt:Schwenningen

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