Pleinfeld

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Pleinfeld
Pleinfeld town hall
Pleinfeld town hall
Coat of arms of Pleinfeld
Location of Pleinfeld within Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district
Pleinfeld in WUG.svg
Pleinfeld is located in Germany
Pleinfeld
Pleinfeld
Pleinfeld is located in Bavaria
Pleinfeld
Pleinfeld
Coordinates: 49°6′N 10°58′E / 49.100°N 10.967°E / 49.100; 10.967Coordinates: 49°6′N 10°58′E / 49.100°N 10.967°E / 49.100; 10.967
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictWeißenburg-Gunzenhausen
Government
 • Mayor (2019–25) Stefan Frühwald[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total72.22 km2 (27.88 sq mi)
Elevation
382 m (1,253 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total7,589
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
91785
Dialling codes09144
Vehicle registrationWUG
Websitewww.pleinfeld.de

Pleinfeld is a Franconian municipality and market town in Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen in Bavaria. It is in the Metropolitan Area of Nuremberg and in the Franconian Lake District.

Geography[change | change source]

Pleinfeld is in central Bavaria, in the south of the administrative region Middle Franconia. The municipal area borders on the neighbouring Bavarian district Roth. Neighbouring townships are Pfofeld, Ellingen, Ettenstatt, Höttingen, Absberg, Spalt, Heideck and Röttenbach. The landscape is hilly and forested.

Pleinfeld is on the rivers Swabian Rezat and Arbach, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Weißenburg in Bayern, and 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of Nuremberg. Other rivers in the municipality area are Brombach river and Banzerbach river, both tributary of the Swabian Rezat. The town's altitude is about 382 metres (1,253 feet) above sea level. The highest point of the municipality is near Dorsbrunn, 505 m (1,657 ft) asl. Pleinfeld is the biggest town at the Großer Brombachsee, a lake in the Franconian Lake District. Simultaneously, Pleinfeld is on the most Norther part of the Altmühl Valley Nature Park.

Administrative subdivisions[change | change source]

Pleinfeld has 35 subdivisions:[3]

Twin towns and cities[change | change source]

Pleinfeld is twinned with:

Local Dialect[change | change source]

The local dialect of the region is East Franconian German, referred to in German as Fränkisch, with Pleinfeld being at the southern point of its extension. Traveling south, people speak Bavarian German and Alemannic German dialects.

Photogallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Media related to Pleinfeld at Wikimedia Commons