Sankt Augustin

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Sankt Augustin
Coat of arms of Sankt Augustin
Coat of arms
Location of Sankt Augustin
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
Government
 • MayorKlaus Schumacher (CDU)
Area
 • Total34.22 km2 (13.21 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total56,115
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53757
Dialling codes02241
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitewww.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.

Mayors[edit]

  • 1994–1995: Anke Riefers (SPD)
  • 1995: Hans Jaax (SPD) (temporary)
  • 1995–1999: Anke Riefers (SPD)
  • 1999–present: Klaus Schumacher (CDU)

International relations[edit]

Sankt Augustin is twinned with:

Town-hall Sankt Augustins
Birlinghoven castle

Government Organizations[edit]

Personalities[edit]

  • Carl Adam Petri (1926-2010), computer scientist, led an institute in the GMD Research Center for Information Technology from 1968 to 1991
  • Klaus Kinkel (born 1936), lawyer and politician (FDP), former German Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs
  • Ute Wessel (born 1953), gold medal winner in fencing
  • Jörg Kuhn (born 1961), art historian, lived in St. Augustin from 1964 to 1984
  • Patricia Hanebeck (born 1986), footballer, born and grew up in Sankt Augustin, former footballer of the ASV Sankt Augustin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.