Stuttgart, Southern Germany

The city is a major railroad junction and a river port and is served by an international airport.

Principal manufactures of the area include motor vehicles, printed materials, electrical and photographic equipment, precision instruments, machinery, textiles, beverages, chemicals, and metal and wood products.

Tourism and conventions are important to the economy. Stuttgart is situated in a vineyard area. -

Population (1990 estimate) 575,600. - Berufsakademie Stuttgart -

Settled in the 10th century, the community was named for a stud farm (Stutengarten) that was originally on the site.

The town became a residence of the counts of Württemberg in 1320. In the late 15th century it was made the capital of the duchy (from 1806, kingdom) of Württemberg.

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. Mercedes Benz

The old section of the city, almost completely destroyed by bombing during World War II (1939-1945), has since been either restored or redeveloped.

1964: Porsche 911

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