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Augsburg (Capital City)


Augsburg is a city within the Holy Roman Empire. It is located in the region of Swabia, in present-day Germany. The city is an independent city-state and serves as the capital of the region.

  • Coat of arms/Flag of Augsburg
  • Status (Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire)
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  • Settlement size – Large city
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  • Country – Augsburg
  • Government –  Republic
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  • Population – 17,000
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  • Current Ruler – Most prominent families the Fuggers and the Welsers
  • Other Notable residents – Jakob Fugger the Elder
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The government is a republic, ruled by the city council and a mayor. The legislature is made up of representatives from the guilds, merchants, and patricians. The population is primarily German-speaking, with a significant minority of Italian speakers due to the trade with Italy. The population is around 50,000.

Places of interest include the Augsburg Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic architecture, the Fuggerei, the world’s oldest social housing complex, and the Augsburg Town Hall, a Renaissance-era building that serves as the seat of the city government. The current ruler is Mayor Ulrich von Zoller, who is also the local ruler. Other notable residents include the artist Hans Holbein the Younger and the merchant Jakob Fugger, who is known as one of the wealthiest man of Europe.

In the folklore of Augsburg, there is a creature known as the “Kanalratten” which is said to be a giant rat that lives in the city’s canals and sewers. The locals believe that if one encounters a Kanalratten, they should be careful as it is said that the creature is known to attack people and spread diseases.

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