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|• Mayor||Rolf Karrais|
|• Total||27.62 km2 (10.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||127 m (417 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The city of Lichtenau consists of Lichtenau (proper), Scherzheim, Ulm, Muckenschopf and Grauelsbaum.
Lichtenau developed from a water castle that the Bishop of Strasbourg had built in the years 1293 to 1296, complete with defensive wall, ditch and parapet. In 1300 Lichtenau received its city charter and until its Slighting in 1686 it remained a fortress. After the line of the Counts of Hanau-Lichtenau ended the city became part of Hesse in 1736 and then was made part of Baden together with the Hanauerland in 1803.
In Lichtenau the Baden-Württemberg district reform of the 1970s took place in stages.
|Town||Merged into Lichtenau as of|
|Scherzheim||January 1, 1972|
|Ulm||January 1, 1973|
|Muckenschopf||January 1, 1974|
|Grauelsbaum||January 1, 1975|
The city is part of the administrative district of "Rheinmünster-Lichtenau" with seat in Rheinmünster.
In addition to the mayor and city council president the council is made up of 20 members. The councilmen and councilwomen belong to political parties as follows:
|Bündnis 90/Green Party||2|
Gabriele Frechen (born October 12, 1956), politician.
This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.
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