Eichstätt

town in Bavaria, Germany

Eichstätt (German pronunciation: [ˈaɪçʃtɛt]) is a town in the federal state of Bavaria, Germany, and capital of the district of Eichstätt. It is on the Altmühl river and has a population of around 13,000. Eichstätt is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Eichstätt.

Eichstätt
Eichstätt
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Coat of arms of Eichstätt
Location of Eichstätt within Eichstätt district
Eichstätt in EI.svg
Eichstätt is located in Germany
Eichstätt
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 mayor (2020–26) Josef Grienberger[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total47.78 km2 (18.45 sq mi)
Elevation
393 m (1,289 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total13,457
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
85071, 85072, 85067
Dialling codes08421
Vehicle registrationEI
Websiteeichstaett.de
Residenzplatz in the centre of Eichstätt
Eichstätt Cathedral - view into the western choir
The Willibaldsburg above Eichstätt

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Eichstätt is on both sides of the river Altmühl in the district of Eichstätt of the Oberbayern region of Bavaria, in the heart of Altmühl Valley Nature Park.

GeologyEdit

Eichstätt is in a valley of the Franconian Jura and is famous for the quarries of Solnhofen Plattenkalk (Jurassic limestone). On the Blumenberg the Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx was found by Jakob Niemeyer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.

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