Marburg

seat of Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf and city in Hesse, Germany

Marburg is a city in Hesse, Germany, on the Lahn river. It is the main town of the Marburg-Biedenkopf Rural District. It has about 80,000 inhabitants and a small, but well-known university.

Marburg
Marburg: the castle, upper town, and St Elizabeth's church
Marburg: the castle, upper town, and St Elizabeth's church
Coat of arms of Marburg
Coat of arms
Location of Marburg within Marburg-Biedenkopf district
Marburg Biedenkopf Marburg.png
Marburg is located in Germany
Marburg
Marburg
Marburg is located in Hesse
Marburg
Marburg
Coordinates: 50°48′36″N 08°46′15″E / 50.81000°N 8.77083°E / 50.81000; 8.77083Coordinates: 50°48′36″N 08°46′15″E / 50.81000°N 8.77083°E / 50.81000; 8.77083
CountryGermany
StateHesse
DistrictMarburg-Biedenkopf
Government
 • Lord mayorDr. Thomas Spies (SPD)
Area
 • Total124.5 km2 (48.1 sq mi)
Highest elevation
412 m (1,352 ft)
Lowest elevation
173 m (568 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total74,675
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
35001-35043
Dialling codes06421
Vehicle registrationMR
WebsiteStadt Marburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Marburg at Wikimedia Commons