Konstanz

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Konstanz
Coat of arms of Konstanz
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Konstanz
Subdivisions Altstadt und 14 weitere Stadtteile
Government
 • Lord Mayor Ulrich Burchardt (Grüne)
Area
 • Total 55.65 km2 (21.49 sq mi)
Elevation 405 m (1,329 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 81,006
 • Density 1,455.63/km2 (3,770.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78462–78467
Dialling codes 07531, 07533
Vehicle registration KN
Website www.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.