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Günzburg (district)

district in Bavaria, Germany

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);

Günzburg
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Country Germany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionSwabia (Government Region)
CapitalGünzburg
Area
 • Total763 km2 (295 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total121,600
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGZ
Websitelandkreis-guenzburg.de (German)

Coat of arms and HistoryEdit

  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 / NatureEdit

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 municipalitiesEdit