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
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Urban district
Subdivisions 40 boroughs
Government
 • Lord Mayor Lutz Trümper (SPD)
Area
 • Total 200.95 km2 (77.59 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 229,826
 • Density 1,143.697/km2 (2,962.16/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 39104-39130
Dialling codes 0391
Vehicle registration MD
Website www.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, Georg Philipp Telemann was born here.

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