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Coat of arms of Amberg
Coordinates 49°26′40″N 11°50′54″E / 49.44444°N 11.84833°E / 49.44444; 11.84833
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Wolfgang Dandorfer (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 50.04 km2 (19.32 sq mi)
Elevation 374 m  (1227 ft)
Population 44,456  (30 September 2006)
 - Density 888 /km2 (2,301 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate AM
Postal code 92224
Area code 09621

Amberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is in the Oberpfalz ("Upper Palatinate"), roughly half way between Regensburg and Bayreuth. Population: 44,200 (2001).

Amberg became a center for the mining of iron ore in 1270. In the 1800's a blast furnace was built in the town.[1]

Twin towns

Amberg is twinned with these towns:


  1. "Luitpoldhütte AG ". 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 

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