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Augsburg

German location
Administration
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSwabia
DistrictKreisfreie Stadt
BrgermeisterKurt Gribl
PartyCSU
Basic statistics
Area (km2)146.93
Elevation (m)446-561
Population263477
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateA
Postal code86150 86199
Area code0821

Augsburg

Native NameParitätische Reichsstadt Augsburg
Conventional Long NameMixed Imperial City of Augsburg
Common NameAugsburg
ContinentEurope
RegionAlps
CountryGermany
EraMiddle Ages
StatusCity
EmpireHoly Roman Empire
Government TypeRepublic
Year Start1276
Year End1803
Event PreBishopric established
Date Pre4th century
Event StartBishopric gained
 Reichsfreiheit
Date Start
ca 888
Event1City gained
 Reichsfreiheit
Date Event1
1276
Event2Diet of Augsburg:
 Confessio Augustana
Date Event2
1530
Event3Joined Schmalkadic
 League
Date Event3
1537
Event4Peace of Augsburg
Date Event41555
Event EndOccupied by Sweden
Date End1632 35
Event PostMediatised to Bavaria
Date Post1803
P1Prince-Bishopric of Augsburg
S1Kingdom of Bavaria
Flag S1Flag of Bavaria (lozengy).svg
Image CoatWappen Augsburg 1811.svg
Symbol TypeCoat of arms of Augsburg
before 1985
CapitalAugsburg

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Augsburg is a city in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany. It is a university town (German: 'Universitätsstadt') and home of the Regierungsbezirk Schwaben and the Bezirk Schwaben. Augsburg is an urban district and home to the institutions of the Landkreis Augsburg. It is, as of 2008, the third-largest city in Bavaria with a population exceeding 264,000 citizens. After Neuss and Trier, Augsburg is Germany's third oldest city.


Augsburg is the only German city with its own legal holiday, the Augsburger Hohes Friedensfest, celebrated on August 8 of every year. This gives Augsburg more legal holidays than any other region or city in Germany.


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