|Landsberg am Lech District|
|— District —|
|Adm. region||Upper Bavaria|
|• Total||804 km2 (310 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Landsberg am Lech is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Aichach-Friedberg, Fürstenfeldbruck, Starnberg, Weilheim-Schongau, Ostallgäu and Augsburg.
In 1180 the lands east of the Lech river fell to the Wittelsbach dynasty of Bavaria; the lands on the western bank were acquired about 1315.
The district of Landsberg was established in 1938 as the successor of another entity (Bezirksamt) of the same name. In the administrative reform of 1972 the district received its present shape.
In the final stages of World War II, the German Armaments Ministry and the SS established the Kaufering concentration camp including 11 subcamps in the general area of Landsberg and Kaufering. It was set up as a subcamp of Dachau. At the end of April in 1945, the SS evacuated or destroyed what they could before the Allies arrived.
The district is situated on both sides of the Lech river. The Ammersee, one of the largest lakes of Germany (47 km), is located in the east of the district.
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Towns and municipalities
- ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung. 31 December 2010. https://www.statistikdaten.bayern.de/genesis/online?language=de&sequenz=tabelleErgebnis&selectionname=12411-009r&sachmerkmal=QUASTI&sachschluessel=SQUART04&startjahr=2010&endjahr=2010.
- ^ "KAUFERING". Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. May 4, 2009. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10006171. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- European Holocaust Memorial - a monument ensemble against racism and totalitarianism at the place of the crime - under the executive management of European Holocaust Memorial Foundation
- Official website (German)
- Kaufering.com an online memorial to the victims of the Kaufering death camps and their liberators.