Aura an der Saale
|• Mayor||Thomas Hack (CSU/FW)|
|• Total||6.73 km2 (2.60 sq mi)|
|Elevation||232 m (761 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
With secularization of the government in 1803, the territory of the present municipality became part of Bavaria. In the Treaty of Pressburg between France and Austria in 1805, the lands of the Bishop of Würzburg were given to Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and he was made Grand Duke of Würzburg, a new state, as a reward for his support of Napoleon. These lands then again became part of Bavaria in 1814 (this time permanently) at the defeat of Napoleon.
In 1817, Aura was temporarily the seat of a state court of Bavaria. The present municipality was established in 1818.
In January 2003, Aura had a major flood, with many of the streets under water.
Coat of arms
A red cross on a silver background, with a horizontal silver grill and a gold abbot's staff.
The most striking building is the St. Laurentius church. It was built as the monastery chapel between 1108 and 1113.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012.
- See  for photos
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.