Leutkirch in the Allgäu is located in the district with around 25.000 inhabitants Ravensburg. Located in the Westallgäu between Memmingen and Wangen on the A 96, the city forms a central center for the surrounding communities.
Kempten (Allgaeu) is an independent city with over 67.000 inhabitants in Allgäu in the Bavarian administrative district Schwaben
. It is the upper, school, administrative and commercial center of the surrounding economic, holiday and planning region Allgäu with around 470.000 inhabitants. Kempten is the second largest city in the administrative district after Augsburg and is considered one of the oldest cities in Germany, since it was mentioned in a written document in ancient times.
The cityscape is shaped by the centuries-long coexistence of two city centers: on the one hand, the so-called abbey city of Princely Abbey of Kemptenon the other hand the imperial city of Kempten. The contrasting ground and elevation structure that can still be seen today makes Kempten a twin town. The Kempten University of Applied Sciences has been located in Kempten since 1977, with almost 6000 students enrolled. This makes it one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria.
The Mittelstadt lies in the border area with the Austrian federal states Tyrol and Vorarlberg and due to its central location and size it is sometimes called Capital of the Allgäu bezeichnet.