|• Lord Mayor||Andreas Steppberger (FW)|
|• Total||47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||371-534 m (−1,381 ft)|
|• Density||281.29/km2 (728.54/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||85072, 85067|
Eichstätt, (German pronunciation: [ˈaɪçʃtɛt], formerly also Eichstädt or Aichstädt) is a city in the state of Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the District of Eichstätt. It lies along the Altmühl River, at . 13,078 people lived in the town in 2002.
History[change | change source]
St. Willibald founded the Bishopric of Eichstätt on the site of an old Roman station in 741. The city was chartered (given town-rights) in 908. It was governed by a prince-bishop until 1802. It became a part of Bavaria in 1806.
It is home to the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, the only Catholic university in Germany.
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