Lauda-Königshofen

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Lauda-Königshofen
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Coat of arms of Lauda-Königshofen
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Location of Lauda-Königshofen within Main-Tauber-Kreis district
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Lauda-Königshofen is located in Germany
Lauda-Königshofen
Lauda-Königshofen
Lauda-Königshofen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Lauda-Königshofen
Lauda-Königshofen
Coordinates: 49°34′07″N 09°42′14″E / 49.56861°N 9.70389°E / 49.56861; 9.70389Coordinates: 49°34′07″N 09°42′14″E / 49.56861°N 9.70389°E / 49.56861; 9.70389
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictMain-Tauber-Kreis
Subdivisions12 Stadtteile/Stadtbezirke
Government
 • MayorThomas Maertens (CDU)
Area
 • Total94.47 km2 (36.48 sq mi)
Elevation
192 m (630 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,561
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97922
Dialling codes09343
Vehicle registrationTBB (Main-Tauber-Kreis)
Websitewww.lauda-koenigshofen.de

Lauda-Königshofen is a town in the Main-Tauber district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the river Tauber, 7 km southeast of Tauberbischofsheim, and 30 km southwest of Würzburg. Most of the roughly 300 houses in the traditional village of Königshofen date to between the 16th century and mid-19th century, and it is known for the 500+ year-old Königshöfer Messe, an annual festival that attracts 150,000 people over the 10-day festival. Lauda station is at a junction of the Franconia Railway and the Tauber Valley Railway.

Districts[edit]

The 12 districts with number of population (as in 2001):Area in km² (as in 2006)

Lauda 5.745 12.55
Königshofen 2.815 13.81
Gerlachsheim 1.888 8.75
Unterbalbach 1.634 5.18
Oberlauda 742 6.96
Oberbalbach 698 7.99
Heckfeld 470 14.68
Beckstein 372 2.88
Sachsenflur 351 5.98
Messelhausen 336 8.16
Marbach 262 1.31
Deubach 118 6.22

Twin towns[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • FV Lauda, soccer
  • Lauda Hornets, American football

Notable natives[edit]

Notable enterprises[edit]

Among the business entities located in Lauda are the two world famous manufacturers of laboratory equipment:

  • Lauda, a manufacturer of thermostats.
  • Herzog, a manufacturer of crude oil and fuel testing equipment. The founder of the company, Walter Herzog, has moved to Lauda after World War II, and pioneered a few important innovations in the testing of oil and fuels, like first automatic flash point tester, first automatic distillation apparatus, and others.

Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.

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