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Ingolstadt by night
Ingolstadt by night
Coat of arms of Ingolstadt
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Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Urban district
City subdivisions 11 Stadtbezirke with 61 Unterbezirken
Lord Mayor Christian Lösel (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 133.37 km2 (51.49 sq mi)
Elevation 374 m  (1227 ft)
Population 131,002  (31 December 2015)
 - Density 982 /km2 (2,544 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate IN
Postal codes 85049–85057
Area codes 0841
08450 (Zuchering, Brunnenreuth)
08424 (Irgertsheim)
08458 (Pettenhofen/Mühlhausen/Dünzlau)
08459 (Niederfeld)

Ingolstadt (U.S. /ˈɪŋɡəlʃtɑːt-stɑːt/ ing-GƏL-s(h)taht,[1] German: [ˈʔɪŋɡɔlˌʃtat] ( listen); Bavarian: Inglstod [ˈʔɪŋl̩ʃtɔːd] or Ingoistod, Latin: Auripolis) is a city in the German state of Bavaria near Munich. It is on the Danube river and has about 127,000 inhabitants.


In 1472, Bavaria's first university was founded in Ingolstadt. The Bavarian Reinheitsgebot, a regulation about the purity of beer, was started there in 1516. The car manufacturer Audi has its main base in Ingolstadt.

Ingolstadt is also the setting of Mary Shelley's famous novel Frankenstein.


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