Konstanz

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Konstanz
Rheintorturm, a section of the former city wall of Konstanz at Lake Constance
Rheintorturm, a section of the former city wall of Konstanz at Lake Constance
Flag of Konstanz
Flag
Coat of arms of Konstanz
Coat of arms
Konstanz is located in Germany
Konstanz
Konstanz
Location of Konstanz within Konstanz district
Konstanz in KN.svg
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CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictKonstanz
Government
 • Lord MayorUlrich Burchardt (CDU)
Area
 • Total55.65 km2 (21.49 sq mi)
Elevation
405 m (1,329 ft)
Population
(2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total82,859
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78462–78467
Dialling codes07531, 07533
Vehicle registrationKN
Websitewww.konstanz.de

Konstanz (English often Constance) is a university town with a population of around 80,000, on the shore of Lake Constance in the south-west corner of Germany, bordering Switzerland. The history of the city goes back to Ancient Rome. In the 15th century, the Council of Constance was held there. This ended the Western Schism. Jan Hus was burned as a heretic at the council.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.

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