Büsingen am Hochrhein facts for kids
|Büsingen am Hochrhein|
|Area||7.62 km2 (2.94 sq mi)|
|Elevation||385 m (1263 ft)|
|Population||1,396 (31 December 2010)|
|- Density||183 /km2 (474 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||D-78266 / CH-8238|
|Area codes||07734 (D); 052 (CH)|
|Location of Büsingen in the German–Swiss border area|
Büsingen am Hochrhein is a German town. It is part of the German state (Bundesland) of Baden-Württemberg. The town belongs to the district (Kreis) of Konstanz. Büsingen has an area of about 7.62 km2 or 2.94 sq mi. As of December 2010, about 1,400 people live there. This town is the only exclave of Germany. It is located in Switzerland. Büsingen is surrounded by the Swiss Cantons of Schaffhausen, Zürich and Thurgau. In the south, its border is the river Rhine.
Because the town is in the Swiss territory, but German, many things exist twice in there. Büsingen has for example two postal codes and area codes. The official currency is the Euro. However, most things like electricity and water come from Switzerland and have to be paid in Swiss Francs. Büsingen belongs politically to Germany, but depends on Switzerland in economics.
Büsingen only has one elementary school. Pupils can attend the school there up to the fourth grade. After this, the parents have to decide whether the children should attend a German or a Swiss school.
The oldest finds in the area of Büsingen date back to the Bronze Age. The town was first officially mentioned in 1090.
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