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Ravensburg, seen from the west
Ravensburg, seen from the west
Coat of arms of Ravensburg
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Ravensburg
Municipal assoc. Mittleres Schussental   
Lord Mayor Daniel Rapp (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 92.04 km2 (35.54 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m  (1476 ft)
Population 47,690  (31 December 2005)
 - Density 518 /km2 (1,342 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate RV
Postal codes 88212–88214
Area code 0751
Website www.ravensburg.de
Location of the town of Ravensburg within Ravensburg district
Mixed Imperial City of Ravensburg

Paritätische Reichsstadt Ravensburg
Status Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Ravensburg
Government Republic
Historical era Middle Ages
• City founded
before 1088
• Gained Reichsfreiheit
• Mediatised to Bavaria
• Acquired by Württemberg
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Spoleto
Electorate of Bavaria

Ravensburg is a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. It is the capital of the district of Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg.

As of 2002, it has about 48,000 people.

Ravensburg was first mentioned in 1088. In the Middle Ages, it was an Imperial Free City and an important trading centre. The "Great Ravensburg Trading Society" (Große Ravensburger Handelsgesellschaft) owned shops and trading companies all over Europe.

The historic town centre is still very much intact, including three town gates and over 10 towers of the medieval fortification.

The town's most popular festival is the "Rutenfest" in mid year.

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