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View from Mariahilfberg towards the Amberg Old Town
View from Mariahilfberg towards the Amberg Old Town
Coat of arms of Amberg
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Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Michael Cerny[1] (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 50.04 km2 (19.32 sq mi)
Elevation 374 m  (1227 ft)
Population {{{Einwohner or  population}}}
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate AM
Postal code 92224
Area code 09621

Amberg (German pronunciation: [ˈambɛrk] ( listen)) 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 1800s a blast furnace was built in the town.[2]

Twin towns

Amberg is twinned with these towns:


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