Braunschweig

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Braunschweig
Braunschweig Kohlmarkt.jpg
Coat of arms of Braunschweig
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Urban district
Founded before 1031 (probably in the 9th century)
Subdivisions 20 Boroughs
Government
 • Lord Mayor Gert Hoffmann (CDU)
 • Governing parties CDU / FDP
Area
 • Total 192.13 km2 (74.18 sq mi)
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2005-12-31)
 • Total 245,895
 • Density 1,279.84/km2 (3,314.76/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38100 – 38126
Dialling codes 0531, 05307, 05309
Vehicle registration BS
Website www.braunschweig.de

Braunschweig (English: Brunswick) is a city in the north of Germany, in the state of Lower Saxony. It was probably founded in the 9th century. It has about 245,000 inhabitants and a technical university.

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