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Landsberg (district)

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Landsberg
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Landsberg
Adm. Region:Oberbayern
Area:804 km²
Inhabitants:105,900 (2000)
pop. density:132 inh./km²
Car identification:LL
Homepage:landkreis-landsberg.de (http://www.landkreis-landsberg.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Landsberg

Landsberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Aichach-Friedberg, Fürstenfeldbruck, Starnberg, Weilheim-Schongau, Ostallgäu and Augsburg.

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History

In 1180 the lands east of the Lech river fell to the Wittelsbach dynasty of Bavaria; the lands on the western bank were acquired about 1315.

The district of Landsberg was established in 1938 as the successor of another entity (Bezirksamt) of the same name. In the administrative reform of 1972 the district received its present shape.

Geography

The district is situated on both sides of the Lech river. The Ammersee, one of the largest lakes of Germany (47 km), is located in the east of the district.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the eagle was the heraldic animal of the county of Dießen-Andechs, which possessed the lands east of the Lech river before the 12th century
  • the lion stands for Henry the Lion, who was the founder of the city of Landsberg

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Landsberg
  1. Apfeldorf
  2. Denklingen
  3. Dießen
  4. Eching
  5. Egling
  6. Eresing
  7. Finning
  8. Fuchstal
  9. Geltendorf
  10. Greifenberg
  11. Hofstetten
  12. Hurlach
  13. Igling
  14. Kaufering
  15. Kinsau

  1. Obermeitingen
  2. Penzing
  3. Prittriching
  4. Pürgen
  5. Reichling
  6. Rott
  7. Scheuring
  8. Schondorf
  9. Schwifting
  10. Thaining
  11. Unterdießen
  12. Utting
  13. Vilgertshofen
  14. Weil
  15. Windach

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