|Adm. region||Swabia (Government Region)|
|• Total||763 km2 (295 sq mi)|
(31 December 2016)
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Günzburg (German: Landkreis Günzburg, Swabian: Landchrais Genzburg, Bavarian: Landkroas Günzburg) is a rural district in Swabia in southwest Bavaria, Germany. Neighbor districts are: Dillingen (district), Augsburg (district), Unterallgäu, Neu-Ulm (district), and in Baden-Württemberg: Alb-Donau and Heidenheim (district);
Coat of arms and History[change | change source]
|On the right there are the old arms of the margraviate of Burgau, a part of Austria which ruled large parts of the district from 1305 until 1806. On the left: The eagle is from the arms of the Schwabegg-Ursberg family. This family founded two monasteries in the district.|
Geography / Nature[change | change source]
The nature is formed by some rivers, which flow from the south to the Danube, which runs in the north of the district: Biber (Danube), Günz, Kammel, Mindel and Zusam; The Nau flows from the north to the Danube. The hills between the rivers are covered with wood in parts. The eastern third of the district is part of the Augsburg Western Forests Nature Park.
Towns and municipalities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.