Torgau

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Torgau
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Coat of arms of Torgau
Coat of arms
Location of Torgau within Nordsachsen district
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Torgau is located in Germany
Torgau
Torgau
Torgau is located in Saxony
Torgau
Torgau
Coordinates: 51°33′37″N 13°0′20″E / 51.56028°N 13.00556°E / 51.56028; 13.00556Coordinates: 51°33′37″N 13°0′20″E / 51.56028°N 13.00556°E / 51.56028; 13.00556
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictNordsachsen
Municipal assoc.Torgau
Government
 • MayorAndrea Staude (SPD)
Area
 • Total102.81 km2 (39.70 sq mi)
Elevation
78 m (256 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total20,062
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04860
Dialling codes03421
Vehicle registrationTDO, DZ, EB, OZ, TG, TO
Websitewww.torgau.de

Torgau is a town on the banks of the Elbe in northwestern Saxony, Germany. The town is well known as the place where during the Second World War, United States Army forces met with forces of the Soviet Union during the invasion of Germany on April 25, 1945.

This marked the beginning of the line of contact between Soviet and American forces, but not the occcupation zones. In fact the area surrounding Torgau at first occupied by U.S. forces was later, in July 1945, given over to Soviet forces.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2016] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016.

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