Wemding

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Wemding
Coat of arms of Wemding
Coat of arms
Wemding   is located in Germany
Wemding
Wemding
Coordinates: 48°52′N 10°43′E / 48.867°N 10.717°E / 48.867; 10.717Coordinates: 48°52′N 10°43′E / 48.867°N 10.717°E / 48.867; 10.717
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Donau-Ries
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Martin Drexler (CSU)
Area
 • Total 31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
Elevation 463 m (1,519 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,811
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86650
Dialling codes 09092
Vehicle registration DON
Website www.wemding.de

Wemding is a municipality in the Donau-Ries district of Bavaria, Germany. Wemding is situated on the edge of the Ries meteorite crater in the Geopark Ries.

Wemding is the location of the Zeitpyramide (Time pyramid), a public art work begun in 1993 and scheduled to be completed in 3183.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Leonhart Fuchs (1501 – 1566), born in Wemding, physician and botanist. The botanical genus Fuchsia is named in his honour.
  • Veit Amerbach, also Vitus Amerpachius, (1503 - 1557), born in Wemding, was a theologian, scholar and humanist.
  • Luitgard Im (1930 – 1997), born and died in Wemding, theater and film actress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Conception, the official Zeitpyramide website, accessed: 14 December 2010