Vilsbiburg

Vilsbiburg (German pronunciation: [fɪlsˈbiːbʊʁk], regional: Vib [fɪb]) is a town on the river Große Vils, 18 km southeast of Landshut, in the district of Landshut, in Bavaria, Germany. The city owes its name to the river Große Vils which runs through Vilsbiburg. As of 2019 Vilsbiburg has 12,203 inhabitants.

Vilsbiburg
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Vilsbiburg
Coat of arms
Location of Vilsbiburg within Landshut district
Vilsbiburg in LA.svg
Vilsbiburg is located in Germany
Vilsbiburg
Vilsbiburg
Vilsbiburg is located in Bavaria
Vilsbiburg
Vilsbiburg
Coordinates: 48°27′N 12°21′E / 48.450°N 12.350°E / 48.450; 12.350Coordinates: 48°27′N 12°21′E / 48.450°N 12.350°E / 48.450; 12.350
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionLower Bavaria
DistrictLandshut
Government
 • MayorSibylle Entwistle (SPD)
Area
 • Total68.85 km2 (26.58 sq mi)
Elevation
449 m (1,473 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,203
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
84137
Dialling codes08741
Vehicle registrationLA, VIB
Websitewww.vilsbiburg.de

GeographyEdit

Vilsbiburg lies in the center of Lower Bavaria and is part of the Alpine foothills. The river Vils runs through the town center. Vilsbiburg is about 55 miles northeast of Munich.

HistoryEdit

10th to 18th CenturyEdit

The first mention of a village named Pipurch is found around 1000 AD.[2] In records dating back to 1308, Vilsbiburg is mentioned as a market and also as a town, having a court and municipal powers. In 1648 more than half of the city's population died due to an plague epidemic. In 1760 the administrative office of the Pfleger of Geisenhausen, which was ancillary to the Rentamt of Landshut, was transferred to Vilsbiburg. Henceforth, Vilsbiburg held a market court with its own magistral powers.

19th and 20th CenturyEdit

In 1803 Vilsbiburg received a section of the Landgericht Teisbach. As a consequence of administrative reform of Bavaria in the Gemeindeedikt von 1818 Vilsbiburg was officially recognized as a muncipality.

Vilsbiburg officially acquired the status of a town in 1929.[3] On July 1, 1972 the administrative district of Vilsbiburg was merged into Landshut. The former municipalities of Frauensattling, Gaindorf, Haarbach, Seyboldsdorf and Wolferding became part of the town of Vilsbiburg in 1978.[4]

MayorsEdit

Since 2020 Sibylle Entwistle (SPD) is the mayor.[5][6]

Former mayors:

  • 1960–1990: Josef Billinger, SPD
  • 1990–1996: Peter Barteit, SPD
  • 1996-2020: Helmut Haider, Free voters

International relationsEdit

Vilsbiburg is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Die Stadt Vilsbiburg in den frühesten Nennungen Homepage of Vilsbiburg. Accessed October 14, 2007.
  3. ^ Vilsbiburger Geschichte Homepage of Vilsbiburg. Accessed October 14, 2007.
  4. ^ Gemeindeteile der Stadt Vilsbiburg Homepage of Vilsbiburg. Accessed October 14, 2007.
  5. ^ Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung: Erste Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden. Online auf statistikdaten.bayern.de, abgerufen am 12. April 2014.
  6. ^ Stadt Vilsbiburg: Bekanntmachung des Ergebnisses der Wahl des ersten Bürgermeisters am 16. März 2014. PDF. Online auf vilsbiburg.de, accessed 12. April 2014.

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