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Würzburg

city in the region of Franconia, Northern Bavaria, Germany
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Würzburg is a city in the German state of Bavaria. It has about 124,000 inhabitants and a university.

Würzburg
City view from Fortress Marienberg
City view from Fortress Marienberg
Coat of arms of Würzburg
Coat of arms
Location of Würzburg
Würzburg is located in Germany
Würzburg
Würzburg
Würzburg is located in Bavaria
Würzburg
Würzburg
Coordinates: 49°47′N 9°56′E / 49.783°N 9.933°E / 49.783; 9.933Coordinates: 49°47′N 9°56′E / 49.783°N 9.933°E / 49.783; 9.933
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionLower Franconia
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • MayorGeorg Rosenthal (SPD)
Area
 • Total87.6 km2 (33.8 sq mi)
Elevation
177 m (581 ft)
Population
(2012-12-31)
 • Total124,577
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97018 – 97084
Dialling codes0931
Vehicle registration

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/LaenderRegionen/Regionales/Gemeindeverzeichnis/Administrativ/Aktuell/05Staedte.html.
  2. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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