Landshut (district)

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Landshut
District
Bavaria la.png
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Niederbayern
Capital Landshut
Area
 • Total 1,348 km2 (520 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 148,862
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration LA
Website landkreis-landshut.de

Landshut is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kelheim, Straubing-Bogen, Dingolfing-Landau, Rottal-Inn, Mühldorf, Erding and Freising. The city of Landshut is enclosed by, but does not belong to the district. It is nonetheless its administrative seat.

History[edit]

The city of Landshut was founded in 1204 by the ruling Wittelsbach family of Bavaria. Since then the region has always been a part of Bavaria.

The present district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Landshut, Rottenburg and Vilsbiburg and adding some municipalities of surrounding districts.

Geography[edit]

The district comprises plain countryside on both banks of the Isar river.

Economy[edit]

Many residents work at the Dingolfing BMW (formerly Glas) car plant which expanded massively during the 1970s. Others commute daily to Munich, which is about 46 miles (74 km) to the southwest.

The first research nuclear power plant at Niederaichbach was torn down and returned to greenfield status in 1995. Two other nuclear reactors, known as Isar I und Isar II, in the Essenbach district remain operational: nuclear power generation remains a significant local employer.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the arms of the county of Preysing, which ruled the territory in medieval times

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Rottenburg an der Laaber
  2. Vilsbiburg
  1. Adlkofen
  2. Aham
  3. Altdorf
  4. Altfraunhofen
  5. Baierbach
  6. Bayerbach bei Ergoldsbach
  7. Bodenkirchen
  8. Bruckberg
  9. Buch am Erlbach
  10. Eching
  11. Ergolding
  12. Ergoldsbach
  13. Essenbach
  14. Furth
  15. Geisenhausen
  16. Gerzen
  1. Hohenthann
  2. Kröning
  3. Kumhausen
  4. Neufahrn in Niederbayern
  5. Neufraunhofen
  6. Niederaichbach
  7. Obersüßbach
  8. Pfeffenhausen
  9. Postau
  10. Schalkham
  11. Tiefenbach
  12. Velden
  13. Vilsheim
  14. Weihmichl
  15. Weng
  16. Wörth an der Isar
  17. Wurmsham

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Coordinates: 48°30′N 12°15′E / 48.5°N 12.25°E / 48.5; 12.25