Bezirk Mitte

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Bezirk Mitte
borough of Berlin
The location of Mitte in Berlin
The location of Mitte in Berlin
Coat of arms of Bezirk Mitte
Bezirk Mitte is located in Germany
Bezirk Mitte
Coordinates 52°31′0″N 13°22′0″E / 52.516667°N 13.366667°E / 52.516667; 13.366667
Administration
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Mayor Christian Hanke (SDP)
Basic statistics
Area 39.47 km2 (15.24 sq mi)
Population 327,080  (8 December 2007)
 - Density 8,287 /km2 (21,463 /sq mi)
Founded year founded
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate B
Postal codes 10000-16999
Area code 010
Website http://www.berlin-mitte.de
The districts of Mitte
Map

Bezirk Mitte or Mitte von Berlin is the most central borough of Berlin (Bezirk is German for borough, Mitte is German for centre).

Most of Berlin's historic centre is in Bezirk Mitte. Some of the most important tourist sites of Berlin (like the Pergamon Museum, Brandenburg Gate, Charité and the Reichstag), are all in Mitte, and most were in East Berlin.

In 2001, Berlin's boroughs were reorganized. The old East Berlin borough of Mitte, was joined with the boroughs of Wedding, once in the French Sector, and Tiergarten which had been in the British sector before. The new borough (both of which formerly belonged to West Berlin) to form the new Mitte borough. The new borough has an area of 39.47 km2 (15.2 sq mi) and has, as of 2003, about 320,700 inhabitants. The districts in Mitte are Gesundbrunnen, Hansaviertel, Mitte, Moabit, Tiergarten and Wedding.

The current mayor is Christian Hanke (SPD).

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