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Heidenheim an der Brenz
View over Heidenheim towards the castle Helfenstein
View over Heidenheim towards the castle Helfenstein
Coat of arms of Heidenheim an der Brenz
Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Heidenheim
Basic statistics
Area 107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi)
Elevation 504 m  (1654 ft)
Population 48,995  (31 December 2007)
 - Density 457 /km2 (1,185 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HDH
Postal codes 89501–89522
Area code 07321
Website www.heidenheim.de
Location of the town of Heidenheim an der Brenz within Heidenheim district
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Heidenheim an der Brenz (short: Heidenheim) is a town in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is located on the border with Bavaria, approximately 17 km south of Aalen and 33 km north of Ulm. Heidenheim is the largest town and the seat of the district of Heidenheim, and ranks third behind Aalen and Schwäbisch Gmünd in size among the towns in the region of East Württemberg. Heidenheim is the economic center for all the communities in Heidenheim district and is the headquarters of the Voith industrial company. The town's population passed the 20,000 mark in 1925. Heidenheim collaborates with the town of Nattheim in administrative matters.

The residents of Heidenheim and its surrounding area speak in the distinct German dialect of Swabian.


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