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|• Mayor (2020–26)||Stefan Scheider|
|• Total||17.96 km2 (6.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||466 m (1,529 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Welden lies at the centre of the Holzwinkel landscape in Augsburg-West forestry natural park.
Welden was first mentioned in 1156. It was seat of the Lords of Welden who took their fief from the marquesses of Burgau. In 1402 the village became a "market". In 1597 the Fugger family acquired the estate which remained in the hand of the Fugger-Wellenburg branch until it extinguished in 1764, followed by the counts and princes of Fugger-Babenhausen. In 1806 Welden became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria. The monastery is still owned by the Fugger family foundation.
During the local government reform of 1978, the commune of Reutern was added to Welden as was Ehgatten, which belonged to the commune of Streitheim (now belonging to Zusmarshausen community). Before 1978, Ehgatten's parish and school was governed by Welden.
This section needs to be updated.(July 2021)
Mayors since the local government reform of 1978:
Since 2002, Gerhard Groß (FWV) has been the deputy mayor.
Local council elections since the 1978 reform:
Culture and Places of InterestEdit
The author Ludwig Ganghofer spent a significant part of his childhood (1859–1865) in Welden.
- Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
- "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.