Torgau

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Torgau
Schloss Hartenfels Torgau Innenhof.jpg
Coat of arms of Torgau
Torgau is located in Germany
Torgau
Coordinates 51°33′37″N 13°0′20″E / 51.56028°N 13.00556°E / 51.56028; 13.00556
Administration
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Leipzig
District Nordsachsen
Municipal assoc. Torgau
Town subdivisions 4
Mayor Andrea Staude (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 90.33 km2 (34.88 sq mi)
Elevation 78 m  (256 ft)
Population 19,894  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 220 /km2 (570 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate TDO
Postal code 04860
Area code 03421
Website www.torgau.de

Torgau is a town on the banks of the Elbe in northwestern Saxony, Germany. The town is well known as the place where during the Second World War, United States Army forces met with forces of the Soviet Union during the invasion of Germany on April 25, 1945.

This marked the beginning of the line of contact between Soviet and American forces, but not the occcupation zones. In fact the area surrounding Torgau at first occupied by U.S. forces was later, in July 1945, given over to Soviet forces.

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