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Halle, Saxony-Anhalt

city in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt

Halle (also called Halle an der Saale) is the largest town in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. It lies in the southern part of the state, on the river Saale. It has about 234,000 inhabitants (2006). It is famous all over the world because Georg Friedrich Handel was born there.

Halle (Saale)
Blick Marktkirche Halle.jpg
Moritzburg, Burgtor als Hauptzugang.jpgUrban District Centre.jpg
H51 Francke Krankenhaus Seelsorge.JPGDauerausstellung Paläolithikum, Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Sachsen-Anhalt.jpg
Flag of Halle (Saale)
Flag
Coat of arms of Halle (Saale)
Coat of arms
Location of Halle (Saale)
Halle (Saale) is located in Germany
Halle (Saale)
Halle (Saale)
Halle (Saale) is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Halle (Saale)
Halle (Saale)
Coordinates: 51°29′N 11°58′E / 51.483°N 11.967°E / 51.483; 11.967Coordinates: 51°29′N 11°58′E / 51.483°N 11.967°E / 51.483; 11.967
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • MayorBernd Wiegand
Area
 • Total135.03 km2 (52.14 sq mi)
Elevation
87 m (285 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[2]
 • Total236,991
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06108-06132
Dialling codes0049345
Vehicle registrationHAL
Websitewww.halle.de

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).

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