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Gänseliesel fountain, old town hall and pedestrian zone.
Gänseliesel fountain, old town hall and pedestrian zone.
Coat of arms of Göttingen
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Göttingen
Subdivisions 18 districts
 • Lord Mayor Rolf-Georg Köhler (SPD)
 • Total 117.27 km2 (45.28 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 118,914
 • Density 1,014.02/km2 (2,626.30/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37001 – 37085
Dialling codes 0551
Vehicle registration
Website goettingen.de

Göttingen is a city in the centre of Germany, in the state of Lower Saxony. It has a population of about 129,000 people and one of the first universities in Germany.[2] It was first mentioned in 992 AD.

References[change | change source]

  1. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. "History of Göttingen". www.goethe.de. Retrieved 2008-06-17.