Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg is a city in the U.S. state of South Carolina and the county seat of the county of the same name. It has 37,013 inhabitants ( 2010 census ) in an area of 49.9 km ². The average annual temperature is 15.9 ° C.
Economic Importance for Spartanburg particular the only, based in North America BMW plant in the west of Spartanburg County. Until his end of production in August 2008 where the BMW Z4 model its predecessor, the Z3 was built until mid-2002. Since 2010 is built there the previously produced by Magna Steyr in Austria X3. In addition, the BMW X5 and the X6 Coupe grounds have been built here.
The work has been nicknamed 'X - work' because of the models produced there X5, X6 and X3 - suitable for BMW 's internal designation "Factory 10" ( X is the Roman sign for " 10"). The so-called " BMW Zentrum ", a BMW Museum with integrated lecture hall, is the optical figurehead of the work.
Also located in Spartanburg the headquarters of global companies Milliken & Company and Denny's.
Spartanburg is considered as a university town (College Town), here are six institutions offering an education at university level.
- Converse College, founded 1889mit two-year degree course in South Carolina
- University of South Carolina Upstate, former University of South Carolina Spartanburg ( USCS )
- The Wofford College was founded in 1854 and is a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts college with about 1450 students enrolled.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Pink Anderson, blues musician
- David Daniels, an opera singer and one of the most famous contemporary countertenors
- George Gray, professional wrestler
- Lee Haney, bodybuilders
- James A. Johnson, politician
- Angela Nikodinov, figure skater
- Don Reno, Bluegrass Musicians
- William Westmoreland, General of the U.S. Army, commander of U.S. forces in the Vietnam War 1964-1968
- Celia Weston, Actress
- Rex White, race car driver