Schleitheim facts for kids
|• Total||21.6 km2 (8.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||480 m (1,570 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||78.43/km2 (203.1/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Beggingen, Blumberg (DE-BW), Gächlingen, Hemmental, Oberhallau, Siblingen, Stühlingen (DE-BW)|
Schleitheim has an area, as of 2006[update], of 21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi). Of this area, 58.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 34.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.3%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).
The area of today's Schleitheim was already settled in Roman times. A vicus at that time bore the name Iuliomagus. In In 995 the German name is attested for the first time as Sleitheim. This name stems from Old High German sleit (English: "gently sloping, inclined") and Old High German heim (English: "house, residence"), meaning "settlement on a gentle slope ot on the inclined plain."
Schleitheim gained historical significance as the birthplace of the Schleitheim Confession of 1527, the oldest creed of Anabaptism, written under the direction of Michael Sattler.
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