Sankt Ingbert

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Sankt Ingbert
Panoramic view of St. Ingbert
Panoramic view of St. Ingbert
Coat of arms of Sankt Ingbert
Coat of arms
Sankt Ingbert   is located in Germany
Sankt Ingbert
Sankt Ingbert
Location of Sankt Ingbert within Saarpfalz-Kreis district
St. Ingbert in HOM.svg
Coordinates: 49°18′N 7°7′E / 49.300°N 7.117°E / 49.300; 7.117Coordinates: 49°18′N 7°7′E / 49.300°N 7.117°E / 49.300; 7.117
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarpfalz-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Hans Wagner (Ind.)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 36,069
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 06894
Vehicle registration IGB
Website Official website

St. Ingbert (also Sankt Ingbert) is a town in the Saarpfalz district in Saarland, Germany with a population of 37,361 (2009). It is situated approximately 10 km north-east of Saarbrücken and 10 km south-west of Neunkirchen.

Overview

Sankt Ingbert is an old industrial town, but most of its heavy industries (coal, steel, glass) have long closed down. Major employers now include the software company SAP AG and Festo automation technologies.

St. Ingbert is named after the Irish Saint St Ingobert and for 300 years belonged to the electorate of Trier.

Transport

The town is served by St. Ingbert railway station. St. Ingbert is situated only 10 km away from the Saarbrücken Airport.

Culture

The Saarländisches Karnevalsmuseum exhibits carnival costumes of the Saar region.

The St. Ingberter Pfanne is a well-known cabaret event, which took first place in 1985.

The Internationales Jazzfestival Sankt Ingbert took first place in 1987.

International relations

St. Ingbert is twinned with:

Famous people

References

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "St Ingbert". Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 9. 

  1. ^ "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2016 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). January 2018. 

External links

  • (in German) St. Ingbert official website
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