Sankt Augustin

Sankt Augustin is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is named after the patron saint of the Divine Word Missionaries, Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430). The Missionaries established a monastery near the current town centre in 1913. The municipality of Sankt Augustin was established in 1969, and on September 6, 1977 Sankt Augustin acquired town privileges (German: Stadtrechte).[3] Sankt Augustin is situated about eight km north-east of Bonn and three km south-west of Siegburg.

Sankt Augustin
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Sankt Augustin
Location of Sankt Augustin within Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district
Euskirchen (district)Rhein-Erft-KreisRhineland-PalatinateNorth Rhine-WestphaliaCologneRheinisch-Bergischer KreisOberbergischer KreisSwisttalRheinbachAlfterWachtbergMeckenheimBornheimBad HonnefBonnSankt AugustinKönigswinterHennefTroisdorfSiegburgNeunkirchen-SeelscheidLohmarEitorfWindeckMuchRuppichterothSankt Augustin in SU.svg
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Sankt Augustin is located in Germany
Sankt Augustin
Sankt Augustin
Sankt Augustin is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Sankt Augustin
Sankt Augustin
Coordinates: 50°46′12″N 7°11′12″E / 50.77000°N 7.18667°E / 50.77000; 7.18667Coordinates: 50°46′12″N 7°11′12″E / 50.77000°N 7.18667°E / 50.77000; 7.18667
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictRhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions8
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Max Leitterstorf[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total34.22 km2 (13.21 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total55,590
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
53757
Dialling codes02241
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitewww.sankt-augustin.de

MayorsEdit

 
Birlinghoven Castle
  • 1969–1984: Karl Gatzweiler (CDU)
  • 1989–1994: Wilfried Wessel (CDU)
  • 1994–1995: Anke Riefers (SPD)
  • 1995: Hans Jaax (SPD) (temporary)
  • 1995–1999: Anke Riefers (SPD)
  • 1999–2020: Klaus Schumacher (CDU)
  • Since 2020: Max Leitterstorf (CDU)

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Sankt Augustin is twinned with:[4]

Government organizationsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 29 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ Augustin, Stadt Sankt (2019-03-01). "Unsere Stadt". Content Management System (in German). Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  4. ^ "Unsere Partnerstädte im Ausland". sankt-augustin.de (in German). Sankt Augustin. Retrieved 2021-03-19.