Donauwörth

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Donauwörth
Reichsstrasse, Donauwörth
Reichsstrasse, Donauwörth
Coat of arms of Donauwörth
Coat of arms
Location of Donauwörth within Donau-Ries district
Donauwörth in DON.svg
Donauwörth is located in Germany
Donauwörth
Donauwörth
Donauwörth is located in Bavaria
Donauwörth
Donauwörth
Coordinates: 48°42′N 10°48′E / 48.700°N 10.800°E / 48.700; 10.800Coordinates: 48°42′N 10°48′E / 48.700°N 10.800°E / 48.700; 10.800
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSwabia
DistrictDonau-Ries
Government
 • Lord MayorArmin Neudert (CSU)
Area
 • Total77.04 km2 (29.75 sq mi)
Elevation
410 m (1,350 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total19,749
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86609
Dialling codes0906
Vehicle registrationDON
Websitewww.donauwoerth.de

Donauwörth is a city in Bavaria in Germany. It is the capital of the district of Donau-Ries. The mayor is currently Armin Neudert from the Christian Social Union of Bavaria. The city is said to have been founded by two fishermen where two rivers meet. The city is on the scenic route called the "Romantische Straße" (Romantic Road). It is twinned with the town of Perchtoldsdorf, Austria.

History[change | change source]

In 1704 the Battle of Schellenberg (or the Battle of Donauwörth) took place there. This was part of the War of the Spanish Succession, and was fought by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough against the French. The French were defeated and nearly 5000 of them drowned while trying to escape across the Danube.

Rieder Tor, Donauwörth

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.