Reutlingen facts for kids
|Lord Mayor||Barbara Bosch (Ind.)|
|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)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Area codes||07121, 07072, 07127|
|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).
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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Gothic-era Marienkirche by night
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