Eichstätt

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Eichstätt
Eichstätt
Eichstätt
Coat of arms of Eichstätt
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Eichstätt
Government
 • Lord Mayor Andreas Steppberger (FW)
Area
 • Total 47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)
Elevation 371-534 m (−1,381 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,457
 • Density 281.29/km2 (728.54/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85072, 85067
Dialling codes 08421
Vehicle registration EI
Website www.eichstaett.de

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 48°53′30″N 11°11′0″E / 48.89167°N 11.18333°E / 48.89167; 11.18333. 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.

Eichstätt is famous for the quarries of Solnhofen Stone and Jurassic limestone. On the Blumenberg the Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx was found.

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