city in the region of Franconia, Northern Bavaria, Germany

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Wörtzburch  (Mainfränkisch)
City view from Fortress Marienberg
City view from Fortress Marienberg
Flag of Würzburg
Coat of arms of Würzburg
Location of Würzburg
Würzburg is located in Germany
Würzburg is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 49°47′N 9°56′E / 49.783°N 9.933°E / 49.783; 9.933
Admin. regionLower Franconia
DistrictUrban district
 • MayorChristian Schuchardt (CSU)
 • Total87.63 km2 (33.83 sq mi)
177 m (581 ft)
 • Total127,810
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
97018 – 97084
Dialling codes0931
Vehicle registration

Würzburg (German: [ˈvʏʁtsbʊʁk] (audio speaker iconlisten); Main-Franconian: Wörtzburch) is a city in the German state of Bavaria. About 124,000 people live there. There is a university there.

Würzburg is the seat of a Roman Catholic bishop.

In about 1000 BC there was a Celtic settlement in that place. In 698 AD Würzburg became Christianised. The first mention was in 704 AD. In 742 Würzburg became the seat of a bishop. From 1168 the bishops of Würzburg had the title Herzog (Duke), given by the emperor.

In 1402 Würzburg got a university. It later closed and then reopened in 1582. In 1631 Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden conquered Würzburg in the 30-year war. In 1803 the Duchy of Würzburg became part of Bavaria, in 1938 the city had more than 100,000 inhabitants for the first time. In 1945 the city was nearly completely destroyed.

Its football team is Würzburger Kickers.

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  1. Genesis Online-Datenbank des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Statistik Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) .

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