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.

History

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

Economy

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 SE and Festo automation technologies.

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.

Twin towns – sister cities

Sankt Ingbert is twinned with:[3]

Notable people

See also

References

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

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