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Lutherstadt Wittenberg

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Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Market square, with ancient town hall, statue of Martin Luther and Stadtkirche
Market square, with ancient town hall, statue of Martin Luther and Stadtkirche
Coat of arms of Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Wittenberg
Government
 • Mayor Eckhard Naumann (SPD)
Area
 • Total 240.32 km2 (92.79 sq mi)
Elevation 67 m (220 ft)
Population (2008-12-31)
 • Total 48,501
 • Density 201.818/km2 (522.707/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06886
Dialling codes 03491
Vehicle registration WB
Website wittenberg.de
Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg *
Statue of Martin Luther at the market square
Country  Germany
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, vi
Reference 783
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1996 (20th Session)

Wittenberg is a town in Germany. It lies in the eastern part of Saxony-Anhalt. Wittenberg became one of the most important German towns of political, cultural, historical, and artistic advances in the 16th century. The famous reformation places in the old town, and the buildings developed in different epochs, make up the architecture of the town. Many people travel to Wittenberg because of its past, and its connection to Martin Luther who worked there.

Wittenberg has about 46,000 inhabitants. Its geographical coordinates are 51° 52’ N, 12° 39’ E.