Aura an der Saale

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Aura an der Saale
Church of Saint Lawrence
Church of Saint Lawrence
Coat of arms of Aura an der Saale
Location of Aura an der Saale within Bad Kissingen district
Aura an der Saale in KG.svg
Aura an der Saale is located in Germany
Aura an der Saale
Aura an der Saale
Aura an der Saale is located in Bavaria
Aura an der Saale
Aura an der Saale
Coordinates: 50°10′N 10°0′E / 50.167°N 10.000°E / 50.167; 10.000Coordinates: 50°10′N 10°0′E / 50.167°N 10.000°E / 50.167; 10.000
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictBad Kissingen
Municipal assoc.Euerdorf
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Thomas Hack[1]
Area
 • Total6.73 km2 (2.60 sq mi)
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total872
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
97717
Dialling codes09704
Vehicle registrationKG
Websitewww.aura-saale.de

Aura an der Saale is a municipality in the district of Bad Kissingen in Bavaria in Germany.

Geography[edit]

Aura lies on the left bank of the Franconian Saale in Franconia about 7 km from the district capital of Bad Kissingen. It is the smallest municipality in the district.

History[edit]

A Benedictine monastery named Uragia was founded between 1108 and 113 by the Bishop of Bamberg. Starting in 1394, the monastery belonged to the Bishop of Würzburg.

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.[3]

Government[edit]

The town council has nine members, including the mayor. As of 2002, seven members were CSU and two DBB.

Coat of arms[edit]

A red cross on a silver background, with a horizontal silver grill and a gold abbot's staff.

Sightseeing[edit]

St. Laurentius church was built as the monastery chapel between 1108 and 1113.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ See [1] Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine for photos

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