Amberg

town in Bavaria, Germany

Amberg (German pronunciation: [ˈambɛrk] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is in the Oberpfalz ("Upper Palatinate"), roughly half way between Regensburg and Bayreuth. Population: 44,200 (2001).

Amberg
View from Mariahilfberg towards the Amberg Old Town
View from Mariahilfberg towards the Amberg Old Town
Flag of Amberg
Coat of arms of Amberg
Location of Amberg
Amberg is located in Germany
Amberg
Amberg
Amberg is located in Bavaria
Amberg
Amberg
Coordinates: 49°26′40″N 11°50′54″E / 49.44444°N 11.84833°E / 49.44444; 11.84833Coordinates: 49°26′40″N 11°50′54″E / 49.44444°N 11.84833°E / 49.44444; 11.84833
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord mayor (2020–26) Michael Cerny[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total50.04 km2 (19.32 sq mi)
Elevation
374 m (1,227 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total42,052
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
92224
Dialling codes09621
Vehicle registrationAM
Websitewww.amberg.de

Amberg became a center for the mining of iron ore in 1270. In the 1800s a blast furnace was built in the town.[3]

Twin townsEdit

Amberg is twinned with these towns:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Liste der Oberbürgermeister in den kreisfreien Städten, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. "Luitpoldhütte AG". luitpoldhuette.com. 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012.

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