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Lindau
Bavaria li.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Lindau
State Bavaria
Adm. region Swabia
Region Allgäu
District seat Lindau
Area 323 km²
Population 77,100 (2000)
Pop. density 238 /km²
Licence plate code LI
Web page landkreis-lindau.de

Lindau is a Landkreis or rural district in Bavaria, Germany; its capital is the city of Lindau. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the district of Oberallgäu, Austria (federal state of Vorarlberg), Lake Constance and the state of Baden-Württemberg (districts of Bodensee and Ravensburg).

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History

The city of Lindau became a Free Imperial City in the 13th century; it was directly subordinate to the emperor. The rural areas around Lindau were the property of monasteries or tiny counties, that rose and fell in the region. When French troops under Napoleon entered the area, all these entities were dissolved. In 1806 the region fell to Bavaria.

The district of Lindau was established in 1938. After the Second World War it became part of the French zone of occupation, while the rest of Bavaria was under American occupation. In 1955 the district was reincorporated into Bavaria. The city of Lindau, which had been an urban district, became a part of the rural district in 1972.

Geography

In the southwest the district borders Lake Constance, more precisely its eastern part known as Obersee. To the north the countryside rises to the hills of the western Allgäu mountains.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a lime tree symbolising the city of Lindau ("lime tree" is Linde in German)
  • the arms of the counts of Montfort
  • a blue wavy line symbolising Lake Constance

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Lindau
  2. Lindenberg im Allgäu
  1. Bodolz
  2. Gestratz
  3. Grünenbach
  4. Heimenkirch
  5. Hergatz
  6. Hergensweiler
  7. Maierhöfen
  8. Nonnenhorn
  1. Oberreute
  2. Opfenbach
  3. Röthenbach
  4. Scheidegg
  5. Sigmarszell
  6. Stiefenhofen
  7. Wasserburg am Bodensee
  8. Weiler-Simmerberg
  9. Weißensberg

External links

Coordinates: 47°35′N 9°45′E / 47.58°N 9.75°E / 47.58; 9.75

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Simple English

Lindau
File:Bavaria
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Lindau
State Bavaria
Adm. region Swabia (Government Region)
Region Allgäu
District seat Lindau
Area 323 km²
Population 77,100 (2000)
Pop. density 238 /km²
Licence plate code LI
Web page landkreis-lindau.de


Lindau (district) is a rural district in Swabia in southwest Bavaria, Germany. Neighbor districts are: Oberallgäu and in Baden-Württemberg: Ravensburg (district) and the Bodensee (district); In the south of the district are the Austrian state Vorarlberg and Lake Constance. Lindau is the capital of Lindau (district).

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Lindau
  2. Lindenberg im Allgäu
  1. Bodolz
  2. Gestratz
  3. Grünenbach
  4. Heimenkirch
  5. Hergatz
  6. Hergensweiler
  7. Maierhöfen
  8. Nonnenhorn
  1. Oberreute
  2. Opfenbach
  3. Röthenbach
  4. Scheidegg
  5. Sigmarszell
  6. Stiefenhofen
  7. Wasserburg am Bodensee
  8. Weiler-Simmerberg
  9. Weißensberg

References

English: en:Lindau (district)


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