Bad Boll

Bad Boll is a municipality in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

Bad Boll
Town center with the Church of Saint Cyriacus

Coat of arms
Location of Bad Boll within Göppingen district
Bad Boll
Bad Boll
Coordinates: 48°38′22″N 9°36′56″E
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictGöppingen
Government
  MayorHans-Rudi Bührle
Area
  Total10.95 km2 (4.23 sq mi)
Elevation
427 m (1,401 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total5,197
  Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73085–73087
Dialling codes07164
Vehicle registrationGP
Websitewww.bad-boll.de

History

Since the Middle Ages there has been a thermal spa there, at one time a hunting lodge of the Dukes of Württemberg. In the 19th Century, the spa was acquired by Pastor Johann Christoph Blumhardt who used it as a centre for his ministry of healing and evangelism. His son Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt took over the spa and ministry until his own his death in 1919. In 1921, the Blumhardt family passed the spa complex on to the Herrnhuter Brüder-Unität or Moravian Church. Following World War II, Bad Boll became the western European headquarters of that church body and continued as such until the re-unification of Germany in 1989. In 1945, the first Evangelical Academy was established in Bad Boll. The Diakonie of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg assumed control of the spa in 2005 although the Moravian Congregation still continues to worship in its chapel.

Demographics


Number of inhabitants from 1837 till 2010.

Datum Einwohner
18371.461
19071.364
17. may 19391.529
13. september 19502.426
27. may 19703.692
31. december 19834.286
31. december 19904.803
31. december 20005.149
31. december 20055.270
31. december 20105.205


Notable people from Bad Boll

See also

References

  1. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
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