Vilsbiburg

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Vilsbiburg
Marktplatz Vilsbiburg.JPG
Coat of arms of Vilsbiburg
Coat of arms
Vilsbiburg   is located in Germany
Vilsbiburg
Vilsbiburg
Coordinates: 48°27′N 12°21′E / 48.450°N 12.350°E / 48.450; 12.350Coordinates: 48°27′N 12°21′E / 48.450°N 12.350°E / 48.450; 12.350
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Lower Bavaria
District Landshut
Government
 • Mayor Helmut Haider (Freie Wähler)
Area
 • Total 68.85 km2 (26.58 sq mi)
Elevation 449 m (1,473 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,184
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 84137
Dialling codes 08741
Vehicle registration LA
Website www.vilsbiburg.de

Vilsbiburg (German pronunciation: [fɪlsˈbiːbʊʁk]) is a town on the river Große Vils, 18 km southeast of Landshut, in the district of Landshut, in Bavaria, Germany. Vilsbiburg has 11,000 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Vilsbiburg lies in the center of Lower Bavaria and is part of the Alpine foothills. The river Vils runs through the town center. Vilsbiburg is about 55 miles northeast of Munich.

History[edit]

The first mention of a village named Pipurch is found around 1000 AD.[2] In records dating back to 1308, Vilsbiburg is mentioned as a market and also as a town, having a court and municipal powers. Vilsbiburg officially acquired the status of a town in 1929.[3] On July 1, 1972 the administrative district of Vilsbiburg was merged into Landshut. The former municipalities of Frauensattling, Gaindorf, Haarbach, Seyboldsdorf and Wolferding became part of the town of Vilsbiburg in 1978.[4]

International relations[edit]

Vilsbiburg is twinned with:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Die Stadt Vilsbiburg in den frühesten Nennungen Homepage of Vilsbiburg. Accessed October 14, 2007.
  3. ^ Vilsbiburger Geschichte Homepage of Vilsbiburg. Accessed October 14, 2007.
  4. ^ Gemeindeteile der Stadt Vilsbiburg Homepage of Vilsbiburg. Accessed October 14, 2007.