Dietfurt is a town in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany. The town is situated on the river Altmühl, and is 38 km west of Regensburg, 30 km north of Ingolstadt, and is located 364 meters above sea level.

Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Coat of arms
Location of Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl within Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz district
Dietfurt an der Altmühl in NM.svg
Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl is located in Germany
Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl is located in Bavaria
Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Coordinates: 49°2′N 11°35′E / 49.033°N 11.583°E / 49.033; 11.583Coordinates: 49°2′N 11°35′E / 49.033°N 11.583°E / 49.033; 11.583
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictNeumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Government
 • MayorCarolin Braun (SPD)
Area
 • Total78.84 km2 (30.44 sq mi)
Elevation
365 m (1,198 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,139
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
92345
Dialling codes08464
Vehicle registrationNM
Websitewww.dietfurt.de

OverviewEdit

Dietfurt is known as the "Bavarian China" (German: Bayerisch China,[2] simplified Chinese: 巴伐利亚的中国; traditional Chinese: 巴伐利亞的中國; pinyin: Bāfálìyà de Zhōngguó),[3] Chinese culture is the theme adopted for Carnival in Dietfurt, and the city promotes other Chinese cultural activities such as courses in Qigong.

MayorEdit

The mayor of Dietfurt is Carolin Braun (SPD). She won the election in March 2014 with 67,1 % of the votes against Christian Linz (CSU-CWU).

Notable peopleEdit

 
Michael Wittmann
  • Argula von Grumbach, (1492-1568) Protestant publicist and reformer, lived and worked in Dietfurt from 1516 onwards
  • Michael Wittmann (1914-1944), German Panzer commander and panzer ace of the Waffen-SS, born in Vogelthal district

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Dietfurt Chinesenfasching".
  3. ^ 程裕祯 (2010). 中国文化要略. Beijing: 外语教学与研究出版社. p. 4. ISBN 978-7-5600-1407-4.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Dietfurt at Wikimedia Commons