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Wangen im Allgäu
The center of the city.
The center of the city.
Coat of arms of Wangen im Allgäu
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
District Ravensburg
Elevation
560 m (1,840 ft)
Population
 ({{{Stand}}})
 • Total 26,398
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
88239
Vehicle registration RV
Website www.wangen.de

Wangen im Allgäu is a city in south Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is north-east of the Lake Constance.

History

Merian Wangen im Allgäu
A picture of Wangen during the 17th century

The city was first called Wangun in the year of 815. During the Middle Ages, the city growed a lot thanks to its location near many Alpine cities. The extra money that the city earned from its trade helped expand its borders.

In 1802, Wangen joined the Kingdom of Bavaria and lost its independence. Wangen was put into the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1810.

In 1936, the city was officially named "Wangen in Allgäu."

From 1938 to 1972, Wangen was the capital of the Wangen rural district. It then joined the Ravensburg district after the Wangen district broke up.

The city has been flooded a few times, most notably in 1999 and 2006.

During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Togo national football team stayed in Wangen.

Climate

Wangen im Allgäu's climate is humid continental (Köppen: Dfb) with cold winters and warm summers.

Climate data for Wangen im Allgäu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(37)
6
(43)
10
(50)
14
(57)
20
(68)
23
(73)
25
(77)
24
(75)
19
(66)
14
(57)
7
(45)
4
(39)
14.1
()
Average low °C (°F) -2
(28)
-1
(30)
2
(36)
4
(39)
9
(48)
13
(55)
14
(57)
14
(57)
10
(50)
7
(45)
2
(36)
-1
(30)
5.9
(42.7)
Source: www.worldweatheronline.com, June 2015

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