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Unterallgäu
Statistics
State:Bavaria
Capital:Mindelheim
Adm. Region:Swabia
Area:1,229.2 km²
Inhabitants:135,552 (2003)
pop. density:110 inh./km²
Car identification:MN
Homepage:http://www.unterallgaeu.de
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Map of Bavaria highlighting the district Unterallgäu

Unterallgäu is a Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Neu-Ulm, Günzburg, Augsburg, Ostallgäu, Oberallgäu, and the districts Ravensburg und Biberach in Baden-Württemberg. The district-free city Memmingen in the west of the district is nearly surrounded by the district.

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Geography

The district is located in the Allgäu, the northern foothills of the Alps. The river Iller forms part of the western boundary of the district.

History

The district was created July 1, 1972 by merging the previous districts Mindelheim and Memmingen.

Partnerships

The district started a partnership with the Polish Gostyn County in 2001.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The rose in the left of the coat of arms is the symbol of the abbey of Ottobeuren, which ruled the southern part of the district. The fleur-de-lis in the right stands for the Fugger family, who owned several estates in the district. To the bottom are the bavarian diamonds, to symbolize that the area became part of Bavaria in 1814.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Bad Wörishofen
  2. Mindelheim
  1. Babenhausen
  2. Boos
  3. Dirlewang
  4. Erkheim
  5. Bad Grönenbach
  6. Illerwinkel
  7. Kirchheim (Schwaben)
  8. Memmingerberg
  9. Ottobeuren
  10. Pfaffenhausen
  11. Türkheim
  1. Buxheim
  2. Ettringen
  3. Sontheim
  4. Wiedergeltingen

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