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Konstanz
Rheintorturm, a section of the former city wall of Konstanz at Lake Constance
Rheintorturm, a section of the former city wall of Konstanz at Lake Constance
Coat of arms of Konstanz
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Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Konstanz
Town subdivisions 15
Lord Mayor Ulrich Burchardt (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 55.65 km2 (21.49 sq mi)
Elevation 405 m  (1329 ft)
Population 81,692  (31 December 2014)
 - Density 1,468 /km2 (3,802 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate KN
Postal codes 78462–78467
Area codes 07531, 07533
Website www.konstanz.de
Location of the town of Konstanz within Konstanz district
Map

Konstanz (English often Constance) is a university town with a population of around 80,000, on the shore of Lake Constance in the south-west corner of Germany, bordering Switzerland. The history of the city goes back to Ancient Rome. In the 15th century, the Council of Constance was held there. This ended the Western Schism. Jan Hus was burned as a heretic at the council.

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