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German location
Admin. regionTübingen
BrgermeisterIvo Gönner
Basic statistics
Area (km2)118.69
Elevation (m)500
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateUL
Postal code89073 89081
Area code0731, 07304,
07305, 07346


Native NameReichsstadt Ulm
Conventional Long NameImperial City of Ulm
Common NameUlm
Image Map CaptionMap with Imperial Free City of Ulm (shaded area), with the Danube (black diagonal) running below the area.
RegionCentral Europe
EraMiddle Ages
EmpireHoly Roman Empire
Government TypeRepublic
Year Start1181
Year End1803
Event PreSettlement founded
Date Prearound 5000 BC
Event StartGained Reichsfreiheit
Event1Großer Schwörbrief
Date Event11397
Event2Reformed to Protestantism
Date Event21530
Event3Truce of Ulm in
 Thirty Years' War
Date Event3
Event EndMediatised to Bavaria
Event PostAnnexed by Württemberg
Date Post1809
P1Duchy of Swabia
S1Electorate of Bavaria
Flag S1Flag of Bavaria (lozengy).svg

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Ulm (-deˈʔʊlm) is a city in the federal German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the River Danube. The city, whose population is estimated at 120,000 (2006), forms an urban district of its own ( ) and is the administrative seat of the Alb-Donau district. Ulm, founded around 850, is rich in history and traditions as a former Free Imperial City ( ). Today, it is an economic centre due to its varied industries, and it is the seat of a university (University of Ulm, founded in 1967). Internationally, Ulm is primarily known for having the church with the tallest steeple in the world, the Gothic minster (Ulm Minster, German: Ulmer Münster) and as the birthplace of Albert Einstein.

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