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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
Göttingen is located in Germany
Coordinates 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
City subdivisions 18 districts
Lord Mayor Rolf-Georg Köhler (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 117.27 km2 (45.28 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m  (492 ft)
Population 129,249  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 1,102 /km2 (2,855 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate
Postal codes 37001 – 37085
Area code 0551
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.[1] It was first mentioned in 992 AD.

References[change | change source]

  1. "History of Göttingen". www.goethe.de. http://www.goethe.de/ins/de/ort/goe/sta/enindex.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-17.