Ravensburg facts for kids
|Municipal assoc.||Mittleres Schussental|
|Lord Mayor||Daniel Rapp (CDU)|
|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)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|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|
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
• City founded
• Gained Reichsfreiheit
• Mediatised to Bavaria
• Acquired by 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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