Augsburg

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Augsburg
The Town Hall of Augsburg
The Town Hall of Augsburg
Coat of arms of Augsburg
Augsburg is located in Germany
Augsburg
Coordinates 48°22′0″N 10°54′0″E / 48.366667°N 10.9°E / 48.366667; 10.9
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Swabia
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Kurt Gribl
Basic statistics
Area 146.93 km2 (56.73 sq mi)
Elevation 446-561 m
Population 272,699  (31 December 2012)
 - Density 1,856 /km2 (4,807 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate A
Postal codes 86150–86199
Area code 0821
Mixed Imperial City of Augsburg
Paritätische Reichsstadt Augsburg
Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
Duchy of Swabia
1276–1803
Capital Augsburg
Government Theocracy
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Bishopric established 4th century
 - Bishopric gained
    Reichsfreiheit
 
ca 888 1276
 - City gained Reichsfreiheit 1276
 - Diet of Augsburg:
    Confessio Augustana
 
1530
 - Joined Schmalkadic
    League
 
1537
 - Peace of Augsburg 1555
 - Occupied by Sweden 163235 1803
 - Mediatised to Bavaria 1803

Augsburg is a city in the South of Germany, in the state of Bavaria. It has about 272,000 inhabitants and a university. It was founded in the Roman age. In the time of Renaissance (after the Middle Ages) a family of bankers, the Fuggers, became very rich and powerful in Augsburg.

In 1555, a peace agreement called The Peace of Augsburg, between Catholics and Protestants was signed in Augsburg.

Augsburg has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification).