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Ingolstadt

German location
Administration
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Bavaria
DistrictKreisfreie Stadt
BrgermeisterAlfred Lehmann
PartyCSU
Basic statistics
Area (km2)133.35
Elevation (m)400
Population122359
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateIN
Postal code85049 85057
Area code0841
08450(Zuchering, Brunnenreuth)
08424(Irgertsheim)

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Ingolstadt (-deˈɪŋɡɔlˌʃtat; locally [ˈɪŋl̩ʃtɔːd]) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is located along the banks of the Danube River, in the centre of Bavaria. As at 31 March 2011, Ingolstadt had 125.407 residents. It is part of the Munich Metropolitan Area, which has a total population of more than 5 million.

The Illuminati, a Bavarian secret society, was founded in Ingolstadt in the late 18th century.

Ingolstadt is the setting for the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, for the monster created by the scientist Victor Frankenstein.

It is the site of the headquarters of the German automobile manufacturer Audi, defence aircraft manufacturer Cassidian Air Systems(formerly EADS DS) and electronic stores Media Markt and Saturn.

Ingolstadt Central Station has been connected to Nuremberg by a high-speed rail link since May 2006. Ingolstadt also has a second passenger station at Ingolstadt Nord.


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