Lauingen

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.

Lauingen
The town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Lauingen within Dillingen district
Lauingen
Lauingen
Coordinates: 48°34′N 10°26′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictDillingen
Government
  MayorKatja Müller (CSU)
Area
  Total44.39 km2 (17.14 sq mi)
Elevation
439 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total11,000
  Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
89415
Dialling codes09072
Vehicle registrationDLG
Websitewww.Lauingen.de

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

International relations

Lauingen is twinned with:

References

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  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.
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