Amberg

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Amberg
View from Mariahilfberg towards the Amberg Old Town
View from Mariahilfberg towards the Amberg Old Town
Flag of Amberg
Flag
Coat of arms of Amberg
Coat of arms
Location of Amberg
Amberg is located in Germany
Amberg
Amberg
Amberg is located in Bavaria
Amberg
Amberg
Coordinates: 49°26′40″N 11°50′54″E / 49.44444°N 11.84833°E / 49.44444; 11.84833Coordinates: 49°26′40″N 11°50′54″E / 49.44444°N 11.84833°E / 49.44444; 11.84833
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord mayor (2020–26) Michael Cerny[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total50.04 km2 (19.32 sq mi)
Elevation
374 m (1,227 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total42,348
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
92224
Dialling codes09621
Vehicle registrationAM
Websitewww.amberg.de

Amberg (German pronunciation: [ˈambɛrk] (About this soundlisten)) 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 1800s a blast furnace was built in the town.[3]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Amberg is twinned with these towns:

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der Oberbürgermeister in den kreisfreien Städten, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.
  3. "Luitpoldhütte AG". luitpoldhuette.com. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 12 March 2012. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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