Lauingen

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Lauingen
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Lauingen
Coat of arms
Lauingen   is located in Germany
Lauingen
Lauingen
Coordinates: 48°34′N 10°26′E / 48.567°N 10.433°E / 48.567; 10.433Coordinates: 48°34′N 10°26′E / 48.567°N 10.433°E / 48.567; 10.433
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Dillingen
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Schenk (SPD)
Area
 • Total 44.39 km2 (17.14 sq mi)
Elevation 439 m (1,440 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,773
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 89415
Dialling codes 09072
Vehicle registration DLG
Website www.Lauingen.de
Sculpture with bridge across the Danube

Lauingen is a town in the district of Dillingen in Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the left bank of the Danube, 5 km west of Dillingen, and 37 km northeast of Ulm.

In June 1800, the armies of the French First Republic, under command of Jean Victor Moreau, fought Habsburg regulars and Württemberg contingents, under the general command of Pál Kray. Kray had taken refuge in the fortress at Ulm; Moreau diverted his army to approach Ulm from the east. Kray had ordered preparation for the destruction of all the bridges across the Danube, including the one at Lauingen. A small group of French captured a foothold on the northern bank of the Danube by Grensheim, and Moreau's forces were able to move against the fortress on both sides of the river. At this battle, the culmination of the Danube Campaign of 1800, Moreau forced Kray to abandon Ulm and withdraw into eastern Bavaria.[2]


Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Lauingen Albertus Magnus memorial in front of the town hall

International relations[edit]

Lauingen is twinned with:

View of the town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Höchstädt", History of the Wars of the French Revolution: Including Sketches of the Civil History of Great Britain and France, from the Revolutionary Movements, 1788, to the Restoration of a General Peace, 1815, Kuhl, France, 1820, p. 183.