Aichach

Aichach (German pronunciation: [ˈaɪçax] (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.

Aichach
Town center

Coat of arms
Location of Aichach within Aichach-Friedberg district
Aichach
Aichach
Coordinates: 48°27′0″N 11°08′0″E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictAichach-Friedberg
Government
  MayorKlaus Habermann (SPD)
Area
  Total92.97 km2 (35.90 sq mi)
Elevation
435-530 m (−1,304 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total21,434
  Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86551
Dialling codes08251
Vehicle registrationAIC
Websitewww.aichach.de

History

Aichach's history dates back nearly 1000 years.

Mayor

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

Town twinning

Aichach is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the town

  • 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

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  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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