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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Pronounced Pron. ˈvʏʁtəmbɛʁk(German) ˈwɜːrtəmbɜːrɡ(English) ˈvɜːrtəmbɜːrɡ(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsWirtenbenc, Wirtemberg, Wirtenberc, Wirtenberg, Würtemberg, Wurtemberg

Meaning & History

Etymology uncertain. Originally referred to a castle near Stuttgart, and increased its scope as the owners increased their possessions. Scholars have rejected the derivation Wirth am Berg, meaning "innkeeper/host on the hill/mountain". Some derive it from a proper name Wiruto or Wirtino, others from a Latinised version of a Celtic place name, Virolunum or Verdunum.

Württemberg was a region in Germany, roughly corresponding to the cultural and linguistic region of Swabia, until 1945. It is now part of Badem-Württemberg.
Added 7/1/2022 by portanbeag
Edited 12/17/2022 by Mike C