Augsburg

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Augsburg
The Town Hall of Augsburg
The Town Hall of Augsburg
Coat of arms of Augsburg
Coat of arms
Augsburg is located in Germany
Augsburg
Augsburg
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CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord MayorKurt Gribl
Area
 • Total146.93 km2 (56.73 sq mi)
Elevation446-561 m (−1,395 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total289,584
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes86150–86199
Dialling codes0821
Vehicle registrationA
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.

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

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