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Siegburg

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Siegburg is located in Germany
Siegburg
Siegburg
Coordinates: 50°48′5″N 7°12′16″E / 50.80139°N 7.20444°E / 50.80139; 7.20444Coordinates: 50°48′5″N 7°12′16″E / 50.80139°N 7.20444°E / 50.80139; 7.20444
Kintra Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. region Köln
Destrict Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions 8
Government
 • Mayor Franz Huhn (CDU)
Area
 • Total 23.47 km2 (9.06 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 39,103
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53721
Diallin codes 02241
Vehicle registration SU
Website www.siegburg.de

Siegburg (i.e. fort on the Sieg river) is a ceety in the destrict o Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. It is locatit on the banks o the rivers Sieg an Agger, 10 kilometres frae the umwhile caipital Bonn an 26 kilometres frae Cologne.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

St. Servatius an the Haus zum Winter (1220 AD)

Airchbishop Anno II o Cologne foondit a Benedictine monastery in 1064, kent as Michaelsberg Abbey, on top o the hill cried the Michaelsberg an aw. A settlement that arose frae that wis first mentioned as a ceety in 1182. Siegburg reached the hicht o its prosperity in the 15t an 16t century. It is famous for its pottery, especially for the Siegburg pitchers (Siegburger Krüge).

Siegburg haes been the coonty seat o the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis syne 1816.

Siegburg's synagogue wis destroyed on Kristallnacht, signalin the demise o its Jewish commonty.


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