Sankt Augustin

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Not to be confused with Saint-Augustin or Saint Augustine.
Sankt Augustin
Coat of arms of Sankt Augustin
Coat of arms
Sankt Augustin is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions 8
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Schumacher (CDU)
Area
 • Total 34.22 km2 (13.21 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 54,285
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53757
Dialling codes 02241
Vehicle registration SU
Website www.sankt-augustin.de

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 city centre in 1913. Sankt Augustin is situated about eight km north-east of Bonn and three km south-west of Siegburg.

International relations[edit]

Sankt Augustin is twinned with:

Government Organisations[edit]

  • West Regional Command German Federal Police, (Bundespolizei) headquarter of Border Guards, Group 9 GSG 9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9)
  • Logistics of unified armed forces of Germany, (Bundeswehr)
  • Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitsschutz - BGIA, the Occupational Institute for Work Safety

Famous denizens[edit]

  • Carl Adam Petri (1926-2010), computer scientist, worked in Sankt Augustin between 1968 and 1991
  • Klaus Kinkel (* 1936), former politician (FDP), living in Sankt Augustin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 4 September 2014.