Magdeburg

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Magdeburg
View of Magdeburg and cathedral, from the tower of the Johanniskirche
View of Magdeburg and cathedral, from the tower of the Johanniskirche
Coat of arms of Magdeburg
Magdeburg is located in Germany
Magdeburg
Coordinates 52°8′0″N 11°37′0″E / 52.133333°N 11.616667°E / 52.133333; 11.616667
Administration
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Urban district
City subdivisions 40 boroughs
Lord Mayor Lutz Trümper (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 200.95 km2 (77.59 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m  (141 ft)
Population  229,826  (31 December 2006)[1]
 - Density 1,144 /km2 (2,962 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MD
Postal codes 39104-39130
Area code 0391
Website www.magdeburg.de

Magdeburg is the capital of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, in Germany. The city covers an area of 201 km2 (77.6 sq mi). 229,266 people live there (June 2006).

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

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