Gerlingen in the past mainly focus on farming and vineyards. It was relatively lower income town. Today the town is filled with commuters, whose income above average group who work in Stuttgart for industry and science fields. Small trade and shops is fading out as it cannot compete with big super market chains. Population is around 19,000 and mostly protestant, catholic and Muslim minority.
|• Mayor||Georg Brenner|
|• Total||17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)|
|Elevation||336 m (1,102 ft)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Gerlingen is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 9 km west of Stuttgart, and 15 km southwest of Ludwigsburg. Gerlingen is home to Bosch, a major engineering and electronics company.
The urban area is split between two distinct parts. In the north, a part of the Neckar Basin which is predominately agricultural. In the south, the Gelmswald and hills to the western border with Leonberg.
Paleolithic history is largely unknown beyond three pieces of mammoth tooth found during a construction project in 1955. Evidence of Linear pottery culture of the early Neolithic were found in 1972 when potsherds as well as other rocks, bones, and fire equipment were found.
Sons and daughters of the city
- Johannes Rebmann (1820-1876), missionary, linguist and geographer, 1848 "Discoverer" of Kilimanjaro
- Rainer Wieland (born 1957), lawyer and politician (CDU), Vice-President of the European Parliament
- Smudo (born 1968), birth name Michael Schmidt, singer of the band Die Fantastischen Vier
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- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
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