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The area around Stuttgart was inhabited by a Germanic tribe called
the Alemanni when the Romans took over in the 1st century AD and
established a fortress at
For centuries Cannstatt overshadowed the city, situated in a basin and
surrounded on three sides by vineyards and woodlands and by the
to the north, which was the largest and most important Roman
fortress in the central Neckar region as well as an intersection of
several major roads. In the 5th century arrived another tribe, called
(from which the name "Schwaben" or "Swabia"is derived).
After the Romans, the region went through a succession of rulers - the
Frankish Empire, the Carolingian Dynasty and Charlemagne, to name a few.
In 950, Duke "Liudolf von Schwaben" is said to have founded a
further along the Nesenbach valley. The settlement that established
around this area, later developing into a town in its own right, bore
the same name.
The earliest dated records of "Stuttgarten" are from the year 1229.T
he margraves of Baden, who were western rivals of the Württemberg Earls
and later became Dukes, conquered the area in the first half of the 13th
century and declared it a town.
The growing city got a boost in the 15th
century, when it was declared the capital of Württemberg.
Political unrest and tussles for power plagued the area throughout the
Middle Ages, Throughout history the City of Stuttgart was often tested
very hard, especially during the 30 years war. The yearly People's Fair
was first celebrated in 1818 when King Wilhelm organised the fair for
the citizens of Stuttgart.
In the 19th century, the region became
industrialized, and the
inventions of Gottleib
(petrol engine) and Robert
plug) revolutionized the city. In 1871, Württemberg joined the newly
united German Empire.
During the Second World War the city was heavily damaged by several air
raids. The buildings were quickly restored after the war, and in 1952
Stuttgart became the
capital of the state of "Baden-Württemberg"
and is located on the "Neckar" river. The city is the centre of a
region, which today, is the third most densely populated area in the
Federal Republic of Germany. This region is one of the most important
economic centres in Europe; and its capital Stuttgart, is one of
Germany's most industrialized large cities.