Augsburg

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Augsburg
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
Government
 • Lord Mayor Kurt Gribl
Area
 • Total 146.93 km2 (56.73 sq mi)
Elevation 446-561 m (−1,395 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)
 • Total 272,699
 • Density 1,855.98/km2 (4,806.96/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
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
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.

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).