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Unterallgäu is a Landkreis (district) in Swabia, 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. The capital of the district is Mindelheim.

Unterallgäu
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionSwabia
CapitalMindelheim
Area
 • Total1,229.2 km2 (474.6 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total144,041
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMN
Websitehttp://www.unterallgaeu.de

GeographyEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

The district was created July 1, 1972 by merging the previous districts Mindelheim and Memmingen. Mindelheim is the administrative seat of the new district.

PartnershipsEdit

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

Coat of armsEdit

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 lozenges, to symbolize that the area became part of Bavaria in 1814.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.

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