Göttingen

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Göttingen
Gänseliesel fountain and pedestrian zone
Gänseliesel fountain and pedestrian zone
Coat of arms of Göttingen
Coat of arms
Göttingen is located in Germany
Göttingen
Göttingen
Location of Göttingen within Göttingen district
Göttingen in GÖ-2016.svg
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CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGöttingen
First mentioned953
Government
 • Lord MayorRolf-Georg Köhler (SPD)
Area
 • Total116.89 km2 (45.13 sq mi)
Elevation150 m (490 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total118,914
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes37001–37085
Dialling codes0551
Vehicle registration
Websitegoettingen.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.