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Aichach (German pronunciation: [ˈaɪçax] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in Germany, located in the Bundesland of Bavaria and situated just northeast of Augsburg. It is the capital of the district of Aichach-Friedberg. The municipality of Aichach counts some 20,000 inhabitants. It is not far from the motorway that connects Munich and Stuttgart, the A8. The local river is called Paar. Bavaria's only women's prison was established in Aichach in 1909.

Aichach
Town center
Town center
Coat of arms of Aichach
Coat of arms
Location of Aichach within Aichach-Friedberg district
Aichach in AIC.svg
Aichach is located in Germany
Aichach
Aichach
Aichach is located in Bavaria
Aichach
Aichach
Coordinates: 48°27′0″N 11°08′0″E / 48.45000°N 11.13333°E / 48.45000; 11.13333Coordinates: 48°27′0″N 11°08′0″E / 48.45000°N 11.13333°E / 48.45000; 11.13333
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictAichach-Friedberg
Government
 • MayorKlaus Habermann (SPD)
Area
 • Total92.97 km2 (35.90 sq mi)
Elevation
435-530 m (−1,304 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total21,169
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86551
Dialling codes08251
Vehicle registrationAIC
Websitewww.aichach.de

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HistoryEdit

Aichach's history dates back nearly 1000 years.

MayorEdit

Since 1996: Klaus Habermann (* 1953) (SPD)

Town twinningEdit

Aichach is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Vinzenz Müller 1951 speaking Volkskammer Berlin
  • Matthias Greitter (1495–1550), cantor and composer
  • Franz Beck (1846–1918), member of parliament and mayor of the city
  • Vincenz Müller (1894–1961), officer of Reichswehr, Wehrmacht and NVA
  • Rudolf Wagner (1937–2012), a teacher, local historian and archivist
  • Chrislo Haas (1956–2004), musician
  • Erhard Bühler (born 1956), major general
  • Harry Blank (born 1968), actor
  • Christoph Burkhard (born 1984), German footballer
  • Johannes Engel (1453-1512), also known as Johannes Angelus, was a doctor, astronomer and astrologer[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ Ernst Zinner, E. Brown (translator) (1990). Regiomontanus, His Life and Work. Amsterdam; New York; Oxford; Tokyo: North-Holland (Elsevier). ISBN 044488792X.

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