Magdeburg

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Magdeburg
View of Magdeburg and cathedral, from the tower of the Johanniskirche
View of Magdeburg and cathedral, from the tower of the Johanniskirche
Coat of arms of Magdeburg
Coat of arms
Magdeburg is located in Germany
Magdeburg
Magdeburg
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CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions40 boroughs
Government
 • Lord MayorLutz Trümper (SPD)
Area
 • Total200.95 km2 (77.59 sq mi)
Elevation43 m (141 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total229,826
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes39104-39130
Dialling codes0391
Vehicle registrationMD
Websitewww.magdeburg.de

Magdeburg is the capital of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, in Germany. The city covers an area of 201 km2 (77.6 sq mi). About 236,000 people live there (2016).

A demonstration of air pressure (called the Magdeburg spheres) was done here by Otto von Guericke in 1656. Also, the 18th century composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born here.

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