Augsburg

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Augsburg
The Town Hall of Augsburg
The Town Hall of Augsburg
Coat of arms of Augsburg
Coat of arms
Location of Augsburg
Augsburg is located in Germany
Augsburg
Augsburg
Augsburg is located in Bavaria
Augsburg
Augsburg
Coordinates: 48°22′N 10°54′E / 48.367°N 10.900°E / 48.367; 10.900Coordinates: 48°22′N 10°54′E / 48.367°N 10.900°E / 48.367; 10.900
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord MayorKurt Gribl
Area
 • Total146.87 km2 (56.71 sq mi)
Elevation
446-561 m (−1,395 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[3]
 • Total289,584
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86150–86199
Dialling codes0821
Vehicle registrationA
Mixed Imperial City of Augsburg

Paritätische Reichsstadt Augsburg
1276–1803
StatusFree Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalAugsburg
GovernmentTheocracy
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Bishopric established
4th century
• Bishopric gained
    Reichsfreiheit
 
ca 888 1276
• City gained Reichsfreiheit
1276
 
1530
 
1537
• Peace of Augsburg
1555
• Occupied by Sweden
163235 1803
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).

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/LaenderRegionen/Regionales/Gemeindeverzeichnis/Administrativ/Aktuell/05Staedte.html.
  2. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.

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