Lindau (district)


Lindau (district)

Infobox German district
name=Lindau
state=Bavaria
capital=Lindau
regierungsbezirk=Swabia
region=Allgäu
area=323
population=77,100
population_as_of=2000
density=238
carsign=LI
url= [http://www.landkreis-lindau.de landkreis-lindau.de]

Lindau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the district of Unterallgäu, Austria (federal state of Vorarlberg), Lake Constance and the state of Baden-Württemberg (districts of Bodensee and Ravensburg).

History

The city of Lindau became a Free Imperial City in the 13th century, that means it was directly subordinate to the emperor. The rural areas around Lindau were property of monasteries or tiny counties, that emerged and sank 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 US-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 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

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.landkreis-lindau.de/ Official website] (German)


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