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Jena Market Square
Jena Market Square
Coat of arms of Jena
Location of Jena
Jena is located in Germany
Jena is located in Thuringia
Coordinates: 50°55′38″N 11°35′10″E / 50.92722°N 11.58611°E / 50.92722; 11.58611Coordinates: 50°55′38″N 11°35′10″E / 50.92722°N 11.58611°E / 50.92722; 11.58611
DistrictUrban district
 • Lord mayorThomas Nitzsche (FDP)
 • Total114 km2 (44 sq mi)
155 m (509 ft)
 • Total110,731
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
07701 – 07751
Dialling codes03641
Vehicle registrationJ

Jena is a city in the middle of Germany, in the state of Thuringia. About 103,000 people live there. Jena has a university called Friedrich Schiller University.

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Jena is partly in the middle hall valley between from mixed woodlands covered shelly limestone and sandstone slopes (geological phenomena are among other things the devil holes and the student chute). On them, numerous partially rare Orchideenarten occurs. From north to south Jena is 14.7 kilometres (9.1 miles) wide, and from east to west 12.2 kilometres (7.6 miles). The following larger cities are close to Jena: Gera, approx. 35 kilometres (21.7 miles) east, Erfurt, approx. 40 kilometres (24.9 miles) west, Weimar, approx. 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) west, Naumburg (Saale), approx. 33 kilometres (20.5 miles) northeast, is (Saale), to approx. 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) northeast, Leipzig, approx. 75 kilometres (46.6 miles) northeast and Chemnitz, approx. 94 kilometres (58.4 miles) east, Rudolstadt, approx. 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) south.

View over the city center of Jena
The JenTower in Jena

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  2. Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik. "Population of Thuringia by district". Retrieved 2007-08-10.

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