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Burghaslach

Burghaslach

Coat of arms
Burghaslach
Coordinates:
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Neustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim
Subdivisions 13 districts
Government
 • Mayor Hermann Wehr
Area
 • Total 44.02 km2 (17.00 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,502
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 96152
Dialling codes 09552
Vehicle registration NEA
Website www.burghaslach.de

Burghaslach is a municipality and a market town in the district of Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim in Franconia in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography

Easter-decorated market fountain of Burghaslach, in the background St. Ägidius's Church
Burghaslach's marketplace on which stands the St Ägidius's Church

Neighbouring municipalities to Burghaslach are Geiselwind, Schlüsselfeld, Vestenbergsgreuth, Markt Taschendorf, Scheinfeld and Oberscheinfeld.

Geographical Location

Burghaslach is between Würzburg and Nürnberg. It is accessible by slip road 77 of the Bundesautobahn 3

Districts

The municipality is composed of 16 districts:

  • Breitenlohe
  • Buchbach
  • Buchmühle
  • Burghaslach
  • Burghöchstadt
  • Freihaslach
  • Fürstenforst
  • Gleißenberg
  • Hardhof
  • Kirchrimbach
  • Münchhof
  • Niederndorf
  • Oberrimbach
  • Rosenbirkach
  • Seitenbuch
  • Unterrimbach

Placename

The name Burghaslach is derived from the German Burg what means castle and Haslach, a local river.

History

Burghaslach was independent from 1136.

In 1806, Burghaslach became a part of the Kingdom of Bavaria.

Politic

The mayor of Burghaslach is Hermann Wehr.

Council

The membership of the council is distributed as follows:
CSU/Free voters community SPD/Free voters Wählergemeinschaft Gleißenberg Freie Gemeindeliste GRÜNE Total
2002 5 3 1 5 - 14 seats
2008 6 3 1 4 - 14 seats

Economy and infrastructure

Traffic

The market is near the Bundesautobahn 3 Würzburg - Nürnberg slip road 77 Schlüsselfeld.

The ADAC declared the truck stop at Burghaslach as the winner of the 2008 European Service Area Competition. The truck stop was rated "very good" in five of nine categories. Among a total of 65 checked service areas in Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Switzerland the truck stop at Burghaslach came in first.

References

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2013. 


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