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The Town Hall of Augsburg
The Town Hall of Augsburg
Coat of arms of Augsburg
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Urban district
 • Lord Mayor Kurt Gribl
 • Total 146.93 km2 (56.73 sq mi)
Elevation 446-561 m (−1,395 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 289,584
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86150–86199
Dialling codes 0821
Vehicle registration A
Mixed Imperial City of Augsburg
Paritätische Reichsstadt Augsburg
Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Augsburg
Government Theocracy
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Bishopric established 4th century
 •  Bishopric gained
ca 888 1276
 •  City gained Reichsfreiheit 1276
 •  Diet of Augsburg:
    Confessio Augustana
 •  Joined Schmalkadic
 •  Peace of Augsburg 1555
 •  Occupied by Sweden 163235 1803
 •  Mediatised to Bavaria 1803
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia Duchy of Swabia
Electorate of Bavaria

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.

The Protestant Augsburg Confession was made in 1530.

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 Köppen climate classification).

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.