Aichach

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Aichach
Aichach Unteres Tor.jpg
Coat of arms of Aichach
Coat of arms
Aichach   is located in Germany
Aichach
Aichach
Location of Aichach within Aichach-Friedberg district
Aichach in AIC.svg
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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Aichach-Friedberg
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Habermann (SPD)
Area
 • Total 92.97 km2 (35.90 sq mi)
Elevation 435-530 m (−1,304 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,130
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86551
Dialling codes 08251
Vehicle registration AIC
Website www.aichach.de

Aichach (German pronunciation: [ˈaɪçax] (About this sound listen)) 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.

History[edit]

Aichach's history dates back nearly 1000 years.

Mayor[edit]

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

Town twinning[edit]

Aichach is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 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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