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The Town Hall of Augsburg
The Town Hall of Augsburg
Coat of arms of Augsburg
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Swabia
District Urban district
Basic statistics
Area 146.93 km2 (56.73 sq mi)
Elevation 446-561 m
Population 272,699  (31 December 2012)
 - Density 1,856 /km2 (4,807 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate A
Postal codes 86150–86199
Area code 0821
Mixed Imperial City of Augsburg

Paritätische Reichsstadt Augsburg
Status Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Augsburg
Government Theocracy
Historical era Middle Ages
• Bishopric established
4th century
• Bishopric gained
ca 888 1276
• City gained Reichsfreiheit
• Diet of Augsburg:
    Confessio Augustana
• Joined Schmalkadic
• Peace of Augsburg
163235 1803
• Mediatised to Bavaria
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia Duchy of Swabia
Electorate of Bavaria

Augsburg is a city in the South of Germany, in the state of Bavaria. It has about 272,000 inhabitants and a university. It was founded in the Roman age. In the time of Renaissance (after the Middle Ages) a family of bankers, the Fuggers, became very rich and powerful in Augsburg.

The Protestant Augsburg Confession was made in 1530.

In 1555, a peace agreement called The Peace of Augsburg between Catholics and Protestants was signed in Augsburg.

Augsburg has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Köppen climate classification).

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