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Landshut (district)

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Landshut
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State:Bavaria
Capital:Landshut
Adm. Region:Niederbayern
Area:1348 km²
Inhabitants:142,400 (2000)
pop. density:106 inh./km²
Car identification:LA
Homepage:landkreis-landshut.de (http://www.landkreis-landshut.de)
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Landshut

Landshut is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kelheim, Straubing-Bogen, Dingolfing-Landau, Rottal-Inn, Mühldorf, Erding and Freising. The city of Landshut is enclosed by, but not belonging to the district. It is nonetheless its administrative seat.

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History

The city of Landshut was founded in 1204 by the ruling Wittelsbach family of Bavaria. Since then the region has always been a part of Bavaria.

The present district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Landshut, Rottenburg and Vilsbiburg and adding some municipalities of surrounding districts.

Geography

The district comprises plain countryside on both banks of the Isar river.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the arms of the county of Preysing, which ruled the territory in medieval times

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Rottenburg
  2. Vilsbiburg
  1. Adlkofen
  2. Aham
  3. Altdorf
  4. Altfraunhofen
  5. Baierbach
  6. Bayerbach
  7. Bodenkirchen
  8. Bruckberg
  9. Buch
  10. Eching
  11. Ergolding
  12. Ergoldsbach
  13. Essenbach
  14. Furth
  15. Geisenhausen
  16. Gerzen

  1. Hohenthann
  2. Kröning
  3. Kumhausen
  4. Neufahrn
  5. Neufraunhofen
  6. Niederaichbach
  7. Obersüßbach
  8. Pfeffenhausen
  9. Postau
  10. Schalkham
  11. Tiefenbach
  12. Velden
  13. Vilsheim
  14. Weihmichl
  15. Weng
  16. Wörth
  17. Wurmsham

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