Magdeburg

capital city of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt

Magdeburg (German: [ˈmakdəbʊʁk] (About this soundlisten); Low Saxon: Meideborg [ˈmaˑɪdebɔɐ̯x]) is the capital of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, in Germany. The city covers an area of 201 km2 (77.6 sq mi). About 236,000 people live there (2016).

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Clockwise: Magdeburg Cathedral at night, Green Citadel, Elbe River, view of the city, Our Dear Ladies' Monastery, town hall and golden Magdeburg Rider statue
Flag of Magdeburg
Coat of arms of Magdeburg
Location of Magdeburg
Magdeburg is located in Germany
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Magdeburg is located in Saxony-Anhalt
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Coordinates: 52°8′0″N 11°37′0″E / 52.13333°N 11.61667°E / 52.13333; 11.61667Coordinates: 52°8′0″N 11°37′0″E / 52.13333°N 11.61667°E / 52.13333; 11.61667
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions40 boroughs
Government
 • Lord mayorLutz Trümper (SPD)
Area
 • Total200.95 km2 (77.59 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total235,723
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
39104–39130
Dialling codes0391
Vehicle registrationMD
Websitewww.magdeburg.de

A demonstration of air pressure (called the Magdeburg spheres) was done here by Otto von Guericke in 1656. Also, the 18th century composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).

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