Torgau

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Torgau
Schloss Hartenfels Torgau Innenhof.jpg
Coat of arms of Torgau
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Leipzig
District Nordsachsen
Municipal assoc. Torgau
Subdivisions 4
Government
 • Mayor Andrea Staude (SPD)
Area
 • Total 90.33 km2 (34.88 sq mi)
Elevation 78 m (256 ft)
Population (2009-12-31)
 • Total 19,894
 • Density 220.237/km2 (570.41/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04860
Dialling codes 03421
Vehicle registration TDO
Website www.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.

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