Konstanz facts for kids
|Town subdivisions||Altstadt und 14 weitere Stadtteile|
|Lord Mayor||Ulrich Burchardt (Grüne)|
|Area||55.65 km2 (21.49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||405 m (1329 ft)|
|Population||81,006 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||1,456 /km2 (3,770 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Area codes||07531, 07533|
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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The Imperia at the Lake Constance harbour of Konstanz is the city's famous landmark
Schnetztor, a section of the former city wall.
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