Marburg

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Marburg
Marburg: the castle, upper town, and St Elizabeth's church
Marburg: the castle, upper town, and St Elizabeth's church
Coat of arms of Marburg
Marburg is located in Germany
Marburg
Coordinates 50°48′36″N 8°46′15″E / 50.81°N 8.77083°E / 50.81; 8.77083
Administration
Country Germany
State Hesse
District Marburg-Biedenkopf
Lord Mayor Egon Vaupel (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 124.5 km2 (48.1 sq mi)
Elevation 173-412 m
Population 79,139  (31 December 2005)
 - Density 636 /km2 (1,646 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MR
Postal codes 35001-35043
Area code 06421
Website Stadt Marburg
Location of the town of Marburg within Marburg-Biedenkopf district
Map

Marburg is a city in Hesse, Germany, on the Lahn river. It is the main town of the Marburg-Biedenkopf Rural District. It has about 80,000 inhabitants and a small, but well-known university.