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Amberg Altstadt.jpg
Coat of arms of Amberg
Coat of arms
Amberg is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Urban district
 • Lord Mayor Michael Cerny (CSU)
 • Total 50.04 km2 (19.32 sq mi)
Elevation 374 m (1,227 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 42,348
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92224
Dialling codes 09621
Vehicle registration AM

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 1800s a blast furnace was built in the town.[2]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Amberg is twinned with these towns:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.
  2. "Luitpoldhütte AG". 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 12 March 2012. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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