Amberg

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Amberg
Coat of arms of Amberg
Amberg is located in Germany
Amberg
Coordinates 49°26′40″N 11°50′54″E / 49.44444°N 11.84833°E / 49.44444; 11.84833
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Wolfgang Dandorfer (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 50.04 km2 (19.32 sq mi)
Elevation 374 m  (1227 ft)
Population 44,456  (30 September 2006)
 - Density 888 /km2 (2,301 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate AM
Postal code 92224
Area code 09621
Website www.amberg.de

Amberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is in the Oberpfalz ("Upper Palatinate"), roughly half way between Regensburg and Bayreuth. Population: 44,200 (2001).

Amberg became a center for the mining of iron ore in 1270. In the 1800's a blast furnace was built in the town.[1]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Amberg is twinned with these towns:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Luitpoldhütte AG ". luitpoldhuette.com. 2012 [last update]. http://www.luitpoldhuette.com/index.php?id=10&L=1. Retrieved 12 March 2012.

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