Sankt Augustin is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is named after the patron saint of the Divine Word Missionaries, Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430). The Missionaries established a monastery near the current city centre in 1913. Sankt Augustin is situated about eight km north-east of Bonn and three km south-west of Siegburg.

Sankt Augustin
Coat of arms of Sankt Augustin
Coat of arms
Location of Sankt Augustin within Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district
Euskirchen (district)Rhein-Erft-KreisRhineland-PalatinateNorth Rhine-WestphaliaCologneRheinisch-Bergischer KreisOberbergischer KreisSwisttalRheinbachAlfterWachtbergMeckenheimBornheimBad HonnefBonnSankt AugustinKönigswinterHennefTroisdorfSiegburgNeunkirchen-SeelscheidLohmarEitorfWindeckMuchRuppichterothSankt Augustin in SU.svg
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Sankt Augustin is located in Germany
Sankt Augustin
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Sankt Augustin is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Sankt Augustin
Sankt Augustin
Coordinates: 50°46′12″N 7°11′12″E / 50.77000°N 7.18667°E / 50.77000; 7.18667Coordinates: 50°46′12″N 7°11′12″E / 50.77000°N 7.18667°E / 50.77000; 7.18667
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictRhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions8
Government
 • MayorKlaus Schumacher (CDU)
Area
 • Total34.22 km2 (13.21 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total55,767
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53757
Dialling codes02241
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitewww.sankt-augustin.de

MayorsEdit

  • 1994–1995: Anke Riefers (SPD)
  • 1995: Hans Jaax (SPD) (temporary)
  • 1995–1999: Anke Riefers (SPD)
  • 1999–present: Klaus Schumacher (CDU)

International relationsEdit

Sankt Augustin is twinned with:

 
Town-hall Sankt Augustins
 
Birlinghoven castle

Government OrganizationsEdit

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Carl Adam Petri (1926-2010), computer scientist, led an institute in the GMD Research Center for Information Technology from 1968 to 1991
  • Klaus Kinkel (1936-2019), lawyer and politician (FDP), former German Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs
  • Ute Wessel (born 1953), gold medal winner in fencing
  • Jörg Kuhn (born 1961), art historian, lived in St. Augustin from 1964 to 1984
  • Patricia Hanebeck (born 1986), footballer, born and grew up in Sankt Augustin, former footballer of the ASV Sankt Augustin

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.