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Ingolstadt is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is located along the banks of the River Danube, in the centre of Bavaria., Ingolstadt had 131,002 citizens. It is part of the Munich Metropolitan Area, which has a total population of more than 5 million.The Illuminati, a Bavarian secret society, was founded in Ingolstadt in the late 18th century.Ingolstadt is a setting in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, where the scientist Victor Frankenstein creates his monster.It is the site of the headquarters of the German automobile manufacturer Audi, defence aircraft manufacturer Airbus (formerly Cassidian Air Systems), and electronic stores Media Markt and Saturn.Ingolstadt Central Station has been connected to Nuremberg by a high-speed rail link since May 2006. Ingolstadt also has a second passenger station at Ingolstadt Nord.GeographyCovering an urban area of 133.35km2, Ingolstadt is geographically Bavaria's fourth-largest city after Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg. At its largest point the city is about 18km from east to west and from north to south about 15km. The city boundary has a length of 70km.The city boundary is about 14km away from the geographic centre of Bavaria in Kipfenberg. The old town is approximately 374m above sea level and the highest point, located in the district of Pettenhofen, is 410.87m. The lowest point of the Schutter confluence with the Danube is at 362m above sea level. Ingolstadt uses Central European Time as throughout Germany; the average time lag is 14 minutes.
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