Augsburg

city in Bavaria, Germany

Augsburg (UK: /ˈɡzbɜːrɡ/ OWGZ-burg,[3] US: /ˈɔːɡz-/ AWGZ-,[4] German: [ˈaʊksbʊʁk] (About this soundlisten); Swabian German: Augschburg) is a city in the South of Germany, in the state of Bavaria. It has about 272,000 inhabitants and a university. It was founded in the Roman age. In the time of Renaissance (after the Middle Ages) a family of bankers, the Fuggers, became very rich and powerful in Augsburg.

Augsburg
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Maximilianmuseum.jpgGasse in der Fuggerei, Augsburg.JPG
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Flag of Augsburg
Flag
Coat of arms of Augsburg
Coat of arms
Location of Augsburg
Augsburg is located in Germany
Augsburg
Augsburg
Augsburg is located in Bavaria
Augsburg
Augsburg
Coordinates: 48°22′N 10°54′E / 48.367°N 10.900°E / 48.367; 10.900Coordinates: 48°22′N 10°54′E / 48.367°N 10.900°E / 48.367; 10.900
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSwabia
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord mayor (2020–26) Eva Weber[1] (CSU)
Area
 • City146.84 km2 (56.70 sq mi)
Elevation
494 m (1,621 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • City289,584
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
 • Metro
885,000
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
86150–86199
Dialling codes0821
Vehicle registrationA
Websitewww.augsburg.de

The Protestant Augsburg Confession was made in 1530.

In 1555, a peace agreement called The Peace of Augsburg between Catholics and Protestants was signed in Augsburg.

Augsburg has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Köppen climate classification).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Liste der Oberbürgermeister in den kreisfreien Städten, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.
  3. "Augsburg". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. "Augsburg". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Augsburg at Wikimedia Commons