Dessau

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Dessau
View through the Footbridge over the river Mulde to St. Mary's Church, Johannbau and Townhall.
View through the Footbridge over the river Mulde to St. Mary's Church, Johannbau and Townhall.
Coat of arms of Dessau
Coat of arms
Location of Dessau
Dessau is located in Germany
Dessau
Dessau
Dessau is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Dessau
Dessau
Coordinates: 51°50′N 12°15′E / 51.833°N 12.250°E / 51.833; 12.250Coordinates: 51°50′N 12°15′E / 51.833°N 12.250°E / 51.833; 12.250
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord MayorKlemens Koschig
Area
 • Total244.62 km2 (94.45 sq mi)
Elevation
61 m (200 ft)
Population
(2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total82,919
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06811-06849
06861
06862
Dialling codes0340 (Dessau)
034901(Roßlau)
Vehicle registrationDE
Websitewww.dessau.de

Dessau is a town in Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. The next larger cities are Halle (Saale), about 40 km southwest, Leipzig, about 52 km south and Magdeburg, about 54 km northwest. The city became well known for its college of architecture Bauhaus (Architecture House or Building House related to the German verb for "build") founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. In July 2007 it was merged with Roßlau to the new city of Dessau-Roßlau.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).

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