Eichstätt

town in Bavaria, Germany

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.

Eichstätt
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Coat of arms of Eichstätt
Coat of arms
Location of Eichstätt within Eichstätt district
Eichstätt in EI.svg
Eichstätt is located in Germany
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Eichstätt
Eichstätt is located in Bavaria
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Eichstätt
Coordinates: 48°53′31″N 11°11′2″E / 48.89194°N 11.18389°E / 48.89194; 11.18389Coordinates: 48°53′31″N 11°11′2″E / 48.89194°N 11.18389°E / 48.89194; 11.18389
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictEichstätt
Government
 • Lord mayorAndreas Steppberger (FW)
Area
 • Total47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)
Highest elevation
534 m (1,752 ft)
Lowest elevation
371 m (1,217 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,457
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
85072, 85067
Dialling codes08421
Vehicle registrationEI
Websitewww.eichstaett.de

HistoryEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Eichstätt at Wikimedia Commons