List of free imperial cities

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There were 51 Free Imperial Cities in the Holy Roman Empire as of 1792.[1] They are listed here with their official confessional status confirmed by the Peace of Westphalia (1648).

Coat of Arms of the Free Imperial Cities (of 1605) – part 1
Coat of Arms of the Free Imperial Cities (of 1605) – part 2 (two top rows only)

Other cities which were once Free Imperial cities, but had ceased to be so by 1792, include:

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  1. ^ They are the cities that, with the exception of Buchau, took part in the Imperial Diet of 1792. A list can be found in G. Benecke, Society and Politics in Germany, 1500-1750, Routledge & Kegan Paul and University of Toronto Press, London, Toronto and Buffalo, 1974, Appendix III