Dingolfing-Landau

Dingolfing-Landau is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Straubing-Bogen, Deggendorf, Rottal-Inn and Landshut.

Dingolfing-Landau
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionLower Bavaria
CapitalDingolfing
Area
  Total878 km2 (339 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total96,217
  Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDGF
Websitelra-dgf.bayern.de

History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Dingolfing and Landau (Isar). Its original name was Untere Isar ("Lower Isar"), but in 1973 it was renamed and got its present name.

Geography

The region is characterised by very plain countryside and several rivers running from southwest to northeast (towards the Danube). Most important rivers of the district are the Isar and the Vils.

Economy

The whole region depends on the automobile industry. At Dingolfing, you can find the largest BMW-Industry complex in the world.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • The blue and white checkered pattern of Bavaria
  • The lion from the arms of the county of Leonberg (once ruling in Landau)
  • The red and white bars are from the arms of the county of Frontenhausen (once ruling in Dingolfing)

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Dingolfing
  2. Landau an der Isar
  1. Eichendorf
  2. Frontenhausen
  3. Gottfrieding
  4. Loiching
  5. Mamming
  6. Marklkofen
  1. Mengkofen
  2. Moosthenning
  3. Niederviehbach
  4. Pilsting
  5. Reisbach
  6. Simbach
  7. Wallersdorf

References

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