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Günzburg
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Günzburg
Adm. Region:Swabia
Area:763 km²
Inhabitants:121,600 (2000)
pop. density:159 inh./km²
Car identification:GZ
Homepage:landkreis-guenzburg.de (http://www.landkreis-guenzburg.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Günzburg

Günzburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Dillingen, Augsburg, Unterallgäu and Neu-Ulm, and by the state of Bavaria (districts Alb-Donau and Heidenheim).

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History

In the early Middle Ages the tiny county of Burgau ruled the region. In 1213 the county was acquired by the lords of Berg; it was then known as Berg-Burgau, but the last ruler of this collateral line died in 1301, and Burgau (now raised to the level of a margravate) became an exclave of Austria. In the early 17th century the administrative seat was moved from the town of Burgau to Günzburg, but the margravate retained its name. When the Holy Roman Empire ceased to exist in 1806, the margravate was dissolved and the region was annexed by Bavaria.

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Günzburg and Krumbach. Günzburg lost its status as an urban districtand became the administrative seat of the new district.

Geography

The Danube river and its tributaries characterise this district. The Danube runs through the northernmost parts of the district, passing the cities of Günzburg and Leipheim. There are several affluents coming from the south, for example Biber, Günz and Mindel. Most of the district's area is covered with forests; the eastern third of the territory is part of the Augsburg Western Forests Nature Park.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms On the right there are the old arms of the margravate of Burgau: red and white with a yellow beam. The eagle is from the arms of the Schwabegg-Ursberg family, which founded two monasteries in the district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Burgau
  2. Günzburg
  3. Ichenhausen
  4. Krumbach
  5. Leipheim
  6. Thannhausen
  1. Aichen
  2. Aletshausen
  3. Balzhausen
  4. Bibertal
  5. Breitenthal
  6. Bubesheim
  7. Burtenbach
  8. Deisenhausen
  9. Dürrlauingen
  10. Ebershausen
  11. Ellzee
  12. Gundremmingen
  13. Haldenwang
  14. Jettingen-Scheppach

  1. Kammeltal
  2. Kötz
  3. Landensberg
  4. Münsterhausen
  5. Neuburg
  6. Offingen
  7. Rettenbach
  8. Röfingen
  9. Ursberg
  10. Waldstetten
  11. Waltenhausen
  12. Wiesenbach
  13. Winterbach
  14. Ziemetshausen

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