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|Basic data (as of 1972)|
|Administrative region :||South Württemberg-Hohenzollern|
|Administrative headquarters :||Saulgau|
|Area :||743 km 2|
|Residents:||71,741 (May 27, 1970)|
|Population density :||97 inhabitants per km 2|
|License plate :||SLG|
|Circle key :||08 4 42|
|Circle structure:||89 municipalities|
|Location of the Saulgau district in Baden-Württemberg|
The Saulgau district was in the southeast of Baden-Württemberg .
Geographically, it mainly had a share in the Alpine foothills south of the Swabian Alb .
Before 1800, the area of the district of Saulgau belonged predominantly to Upper Austria and was assigned to the upper offices of Nellenburg and Altdorf , while Saulgau was the seat of an office within the upper office of Nellenburg and Riedlingen was the seat of an office within the upper office of Altdorf. In 1805 the area became part of the Kingdom of Württemberg , which soon established the Württemberg upper offices of Saulgau and Riedlingen . From 1810 the Oberamt Riedlingen belonged to the Landvogtei on the Danube, the Oberamt Saulgau to the Landvogtei on Lake Constance. In 1818 both senior offices belonged to the Danube District , which was dissolved in 1924. In 1934 the upper offices were renamed to districts, in 1938 the districts of Riedlingen and Saulgau were merged to form the district of Saulgau.
After the Second World War, the Saulgau district first became part of the new federal state of Württemberg-Hohenzollern and after the reorganization of the federal states in 1952 in the southwest within Baden-Württemberg to the administrative district of Südwürttemberg-Hohenzollern .
With effect from January 1, 1973, the Saulgau district was dissolved. Its area was allocated in roughly equal parts to the enlarged former Prussian district of Sigmaringen and the enlarged district of Biberach . 14 communities came to the Ravensburg district and two communities to the Reutlingen district . The legal successor of the Saulgau district was the Sigmaringen district.
All population figures are census results.
- 1807–1811: Friedrich Ferdinand Hofacker
- 1811 : Karl August Golther
- 1811–1817: Immanuel Heinrich Hauff
- 1817–1818: Johann Michael Diesch (Administrator)
- 1818–1822: Immanuel Ferdinand Weihenmaier
- 1822–1847: Gottlieb Heinrich Schüllermann
- 1847–1850: Friedrich Heinrich Ernst Cunradi
- 1850–1863: Gottfried Höschele
- 1863–1864: Heinrich Lamparter
- 1864–1867: Ludwig Rominger
- 1867-1892: Ludwig Philipp Elwert
- 1892-1896: Julius Pommer
- 1896–1924: Franz Plazidus Seifriz
- 1924–1934: Wilhelm Reich
- 1934–1936: Wilhelm Dittus (Administrator)
- 1937–1938: Erich Behr (administrative officer)
- 1938–1945: Alfred Chormann
- 1945–1947: Hans Eisele (acting)
- 1947–1968: Karl Anton Maier
- 1968–1972: Wilfried Steuer
coat of arms
The Saulgau district did not have its own coat of arms .
Economy and Infrastructure
From 1938 onwards, 89 municipalities initially belonged to the Saulgau district, including 5 towns.
On March 7, 1968, the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg set the course for a community reform . With the law to strengthen the administrative power of smaller municipalities , it was possible for smaller municipalities to voluntarily unite to form larger municipalities. The beginning in the district of Saulgau was made on January 1st, 1970 by the municipality of Beizkofen, which merged with the municipality of Hohentengen . As a result of the community reform, the Saulgau district also lost two communities to other districts. In the period that followed, the number of communities steadily decreased. On February 1, 1972, the municipality of Egelfingen was incorporated into the municipality of Langenenslingen and thus moved to the district of Sigmaringen , but after the district reform it came to the district of Biberach . Also on February 1, 1972, the municipality of Mörsingen was incorporated into the municipality of Zwiefalten and thus moved to the Münsingen district . On January 1, 1973, the Saulgau district was dissolved, but the number of communities continued to decrease.
The largest municipality in the district was the district town of Saulgau. The smallest community was Upflamör.
In the table, the cities and municipalities of the Saulgau district are before the municipal reform. The population figures refer to the census results in 1961 and 1970.
On July 1, 1956, the district was assigned the distinctive sign SLG when the vehicle registration number that is still valid today was introduced . It was issued until December 31, 1972. On November 19, 2019, the Ravensburger Kreistag decided to reintroduce the old license plates WG (Wangen im Allgäu), ÜB (Überlingen) and SLG (Bad Saulgau).
- Saulgau district. (= The city and rural districts of Baden-Württemberg in words and numbers; Issue 59) . Published by the Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of Economics of Baden-Württemberg, processing and printing of the State Statistical Office of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 1968.
- Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 532 f .
- [  Reintroduction of the old labels SLG, ÜB and WG shifted] . rv.de. April 27, 2020. Accessed June 21, 2020.