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Jena Market Square
Jena Market Square
Coat of arms of Jena
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Urban district
 • Lord Mayor Albrecht Schröter (SPD)
 • Total 114 km2 (44 sq mi)
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 109,527
 • Density 961/km2 (2,488/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07701 – 07751
Dialling codes 03641
Vehicle registration J

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 partly lies 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 km (9.1 mi) wide, and from east to west 12.2 km (7.6 mi). The following larger cities are close to Jena: Gera, approx. 35 km (21.7 mi) east, Erfurt, approx. 40 km (24.9 mi) west, Weimar, approx. 15 km (9.3 mi) west, Naumburg (Saale), approx. 33 km (20.5 mi) northeast, is (Saale), to approx. 70 km (43.5 mi) northeast, Leipzig, approx. 75 km (46.6 mi) northeast and Chemnitz, approx. 94 km (58.4 mi) east, Rudolstadt, approx. 30 km (18.6 mi) south.

View over the city center of Jena
The JenTower in Jena

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). July 2016. 

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