The city expanded rapidly during the 19th and 20th centuries as industries, particularly automobile manufacturing, were developed.
In 1883 Gottlieb Daimler assembled the first high-speed gasoline engine in nearby Bad Cannstatt.
Stuttgart is situated in a vineyard area.
Population (1990 estimate) 575,600.The old section of the city, almost completely destroyed by bombing during World War II (1939-1945), has since been either restored or redeveloped.
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