Eichstätt

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Eichstätt
Eichstätt
Eichstätt
Coat of arms of Eichstätt
Eichstätt is located in Germany
Eichstätt
Coordinates 48°53′31″N 11°11′2″E / 48.89194°N 11.18389°E / 48.89194; 11.18389
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Eichstätt
Lord Mayor Andreas Steppberger (FW)
Basic statistics
Area 47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)
Elevation 371-534 m
Population {{{Einwohner or  population}}}
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate EI
Postal codes 85072, 85067
Area code 08421
Website www.eichstaett.de
Location of the town of Eichstätt within Eichstätt district
Map

Eichstätt, (German pronunciation: [ˈaɪçʃtɛt], formerly also Eichstädt or Aichstädt) is a city in the state of Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the District of Eichstätt. It lies along the Altmühl River, at 48°53′30″N 11°11′0″E / 48.89167°N 11.183333°E / 48.89167; 11.183333. 13,078 people lived in the town in 2002.

History[change | change source]

St. Willibald founded the Bishopric of Eichstätt on the site of an old Roman station in 741. The city was chartered (given town-rights) in 908. It was governed by a prince-bishop until 1802. It became a part of Bavaria in 1806.

It is home to the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, the only Catholic university in Germany.

Eichstätt is famous for the quarries of Solnhofen Stone and Jurassic limestone. On the Blumenberg the Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx was found.

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