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State: Baden-Württemberg
Regierungsbezirk: Tübingen
Region: Neckar-Alb
District: Tübingen
Area: 108.12 km²
Population: 83,137(12/31/2002)
Population density: 764/km²
Elevation: 338 m
Postal code: 72001-72999
Area/distance code: 07071
Location: Template:Coor dm
Municipal code: 08416041
Car designation:
Arrangement of the city: 17 districts
Address of the city administration: 1 Am Markt
72070 Tübingen
Website: www.tuebingen.de
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Tübingen, Neckar front

Tübingen, an old university city of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is situated 20 miles southwest of Stuttgart, on a ridge between the River Neckar and the Ammer. The city functions as the seat of the Administrative District of Tübingen, as well as of the county of Tübingen.

In 2002 the city had 82,885 inhabitants, including circa 22,000 students. Geographical location: Template:Coor dm. Tübingen is best described as a mixture of an old and distinguished academic flair including liberal and leftist politics, with rural, agricultural and typical Swabian elements. The city contains many picturesque buildings from previous centuries, and lies on the river Neckar.

1995 , the German weekly, "Focus" published a national survey according to which Tübingen had the highest quality of life from all cities in Germany.

Tübingen's Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen dates from 1477, making it one of the oldest in Germany. Tübingen itself dates from the 6th or 7th century.

Famous Tübingen residents include the poet Friedrich Hölderlin, Alois Alzheimer, from whom Alzheimer's disease takes its name and Friedrich Miescher, who was the first to discover DNA. Wilhelm Schickard developed the first mechanical computer. Hegel and Johannes Kepler and Alois Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) also studied in Tübingen. It is the home of scholars of international renown such as Ernst Bloch, a philosopher, Hans Küng, a theologician Walter Jens, a famous author, as well as Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, nobel prize laureate for medicine.

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Districts

Historical population

Year Population
1871 16,176
1880 19,378
1890 20,913
1900 23,425
1910 28,499
1925 29,971
1933 34,112
1939 35,963
1950 44,221
1956 51,454
1961 58,768
1962 61,068
1963 61,484
1964 62,454
1965 63,450
Year Population
1966 64,886
1967 65,846
1968 67,054
1969 67,947
1970 66,788
1971 68,231
1972 69,650
1973 70,993
1974 71,175
1975 71,348
1976 71,558
1977 71,820
1978 71,193
1979 72,167
1980 73,132
Year Population
1981 74,500
1982 74,766
1983 75,013
1984 75,333
1985 75,825
1986 76,122
1987¹ 71,701
1987 72,936
1988 76,046
1989 78,643
2001 82,444
2002 82,885
2003 83,137

¹ census result

Twinnings

Ann Arbor, Michigan is Tübingen's sister city in the United States of America. Other cities twinned with Tübingen are Aix-en-Provence (France), Monthey (Switzerland), Durham (United Kingdom), Aigle (Switzerland), Perugia (Umbria, Italy), and Petrozavodsk ( Karelia, Russia).

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