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
Coordinates: 51°32′02″N 09°56′08″E / 51.53389°N 9.93556°E / 51.53389; 9.93556Coordinates: 51°32′02″N 09°56′08″E / 51.53389°N 9.93556°E / 51.53389; 9.93556
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Göttingen
First mentioned 953
Government
 • Lord Mayor Rolf-Georg Köhler (SPD)
Area
 • Total 116.89 km2 (45.13 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 118,914
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/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.