Aichach-Friedberg

Aichach-Friedberg

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State| Bavaria
Adm. region| Swabia
Augsburg
Aichach
781 km
124,800 (2002)
Pop. density| 160 /km
Licence plate code| AIC
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Aichach-Friedberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the districts of Augsburg, Donau-Ries, Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Pfaffenhofen, Dachau, Fürstenfeldbruck and Landsberg, as well as by the city of Augsburg.

History

Aichach-Friedberg was settled by Bavarian tribes from the seventh century on. The region is sometimes called the cradle of Bavaria, since the castle of Wittelsbach was located close to the present city of Aichach. It was the ancestral castle of the Wittelsbach family, who were rulers of Bavaria for thousand years. The castle was razed to the ground in 1208, and today there is nothing else left than a memorial stone at the place.

The town of Friedberg was founded in the 13th century in order to collect a toll from people using the bridge across the Lech River. Aichach became a town about hundred years later. In 1862 the two districts of Aichach and Friedberg were founded. They were merged in 1972 and became part of the administrative region of Swabia. Anyhow, historically Aichach-Friedberg does not belong to Swabia, but to Old Bavaria. The name of the new district was originally Augsburg-Ost ("Augsburg East"), but it was changed to Aichach-Friedberg in 1973.

Geography

The district is located to the east of the city of Augsburg and comprises a rural area with few major towns. The Lech River forms the western border of the district. Another river, the Paar (an affluent of the Danube), enters the district in the southwest, runs through Aichach and leaves to the northeast.

The territory is also known as Wittelsbacher Land, due to the castle of Wittelsbach near Aichach.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms
The coat of arms displays:
  • top: the white and blue checked pattern of Bavaria
  • bottom left: the oak leaf from the old coat of arms of Aichach
  • bottom right: the Ulrich's Cross, used by the bishops of Augsburg

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Aichach
  2. Friedberg
  1. Adelzhausen
  2. Affing
  3. Aindling
  4. Baar
  5. Dasing
  6. Eurasburg
  7. Hollenbach
  8. Inchenhofen
  9. Kissing
  10. Kühbach
  11. Merching
  1. Mering
  2. Obergriesbach
  3. Petersdorf
  4. Pöttmes
  5. Rehling
  6. Ried
  7. Schiltberg
  8. Schmiechen
  9. Sielenbach
  10. Steindorf
  11. Todtenweis

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Augsburg

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Augsburg
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Donau-Ries

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Augsburg
Donauwörth
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Neuburg-Schrobenhausen

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Pfaffenhofen

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Dachau

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Dachau
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131,700 (2001)
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Fürstenfeldbruck

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Landsberg

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Landsberg
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105,900 (2000)
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Wittelsbach family is a European royal family and a German dynasty from Bavaria.

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Berthold, Margrave in Bavaria (died 980), was the ancestor of Otto I, Count of Scheyern (died 1072), whose 3rd son Otto II, Count of Dachau acquired the castle of Wittelsbach (near
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Aichach

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Swabia, Suabia, or Svebia (German: Schwaben or Schwabenland) is both an historic and linguistic (see Swabian German) region in Germany. Swabia consists of much of the present-day state of Baden-Württemberg (specifically, historical Württemberg and
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Augsburg
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Lech can refer to:

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Origin Upper Bavaria
Mouth Danube
Basin countries Germany
Length 134 km

The Paar is a river in Germany. It is a right tributary of the Danube and thus drains into the Black Sea.
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