Ravensburg

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Ravensburg
Ravensburg, seen from the west
Ravensburg, seen from the west
Coat of arms of Ravensburg
Coat of arms
Location of Ravensburg within Ravensburg district
Ravensburg in RV.svg
Ravensburg is located in Germany
Ravensburg
Ravensburg
Ravensburg is located in Baden-Württemberg
Ravensburg
Ravensburg
Coordinates: 47°46′59″N 9°36′41″E / 47.78306°N 9.61139°E / 47.78306; 9.61139Coordinates: 47°46′59″N 9°36′41″E / 47.78306°N 9.61139°E / 47.78306; 9.61139
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictRavensburg
Municipal assoc.Mittleres Schussental
Government
 • Lord MayorDaniel Rapp (CDU)
Area
 • Total92.05 km2 (35.54 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
(2015-12-31)[3]
 • Total49,830
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
88212–88214
Dialling codes0751
Vehicle registrationRV
Websitewww.ravensburg.de
Mixed Imperial City of Ravensburg

Paritätische Reichsstadt Ravensburg
1276–1803
StatusFree Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalRavensburg
GovernmentRepublic
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• City founded
before 1088
• Gained Reichsfreiheit
1276
1803
• Acquired by Württemberg
1810
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Spoleto
Electorate of Bavaria

Ravensburg is a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. It is the capital of the district of Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg.

As of 2002, it has about 48,000 people.

Ravensburg was first mentioned in 1088. In the Middle Ages, it was an Imperial Free City and an important trading centre. The "Great Ravensburg Trading Society" (Große Ravensburger Handelsgesellschaft) owned shops and trading companies all over Europe.

The historic town centre is still very much intact, including three town gates and over 10 towers of the medieval fortification.

The town's most popular festival is the "Rutenfest" in mid year.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.statistik.baden-wuerttemberg.de/BevoelkGebiet/Bevoelkerung/01515020.tab?R=GS436064.
  2. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.

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