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Flag of Ingolstadt  Coat of arms of Ingolstadt
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CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Bavaria
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions11 Stadtbezirke with 61 Unterbezirken
Government
 • Lord mayorChristian Lösel (CSU)
Area
 • Total133.37 km2 (51.49 sq mi)
Elevation
374 m (1,227 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total133,639
 • Density1,002.02/km2 (2,595.21/sq mi)
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Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
85049–85057
Vehicle registrationIN
Websitewww.ingolstadt.de

Ingolstadt (U.S. /ˈɪŋɡəlʃtɑːt-stɑːt/ ing-GƏL-s(h)taht,[2] 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.

History

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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