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Reutlingen
A street view of Reutlingen
A street view of Reutlingen
Coat of arms of Reutlingen
Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
District Reutlingen
Lord Mayor Barbara Bosch (Ind.)
Basic statistics
Area 87.06 km2 (33.61 sq mi)
Elevation 382 m  (1253 ft)
Population 115,818  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 1,330 /km2 (3,446 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate RT
Postal codes 72760–72770
Area codes 07121, 07072, 07127
Website www.reutlingen.de
Location of the town of Reutlingen within Reutlingen district

Reutlingen is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is the capital of the eponymous district of Reutlingen. As of June 2018, it has a population of 115,818. Reutlingen has a university of applied sciences, which was founded in 1855, originally as a weavers' school. Today Reutlingen is home to an established textile industry and also houses machinery, leather goods and steel manufacturing facilities. It has the narrowest street in the world, Spreuerhofstraße (width 31 cm).

Geography

Achalm
Achalm tower
Reütlingen
Reütlingen - excerpt from Topographia Sueviae (Swabia), publishes 1643 by Matthäus Merian the Elder, Swiss copperplate engraver and publisher

Reutlingen is located about 35 km (22 mi) south of the State capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. It lies in the Southwest corner of Germany, right next to the Swabian Jura, and that is why it is often called The gateway to the Swabian Jura (German: Das Tor zur Schwäbischen Alb). The Echaz river, a tributary of the Neckar, flows through the town centre.

Along with the old university town of Tübingen (about 15 km (9.3 mi) to the west), Reutlingen is the centre of the Neckar-Alb region. It is also part of the larger Stuttgart Metropolitan Region.

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