Weissenfels

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Weissenfels
Coat of arms of Weissenfels
Coat of arms
Location of Weissenfels
Weissenfels is located in Germany
Weissenfels
Weissenfels
Weissenfels is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Weissenfels
Weissenfels
Coordinates: 51°12′N 11°58′E / 51.200°N 11.967°E / 51.200; 11.967Coordinates: 51°12′N 11°58′E / 51.200°N 11.967°E / 51.200; 11.967
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictBurgenlandkreis
Municipal assoc.Weißenfelser Land
Government
 • MayorManfred Rauner (CDU)
Area
 • Total113.56 km2 (43.85 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[2]
 • Total40,398
 • Density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06667
Dialling codes03443
Vehicle registrationBLK
Websitewww.weissenfels.de
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Weißenfels was the capital city of the old Weißenfels Rural District in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, until the district changes of 2007. The King of Saxony lived here at one time. It is about 30 km southwest of Leipzig.

Population[change | change source]

Growth in number of people over the years:

1825 to 1925

  • 1825 - 6.423
  • 1875 - 16.921
  • 1880 - 19.654
  • 1885 - 21.782
  • 1890 - 23.779
  • 1900 - 28.201
  • 1925 - 35.756

1933 to 1984

  • 1933 - 40.119
  • 1939 - 42.387
  • 1946 - 50.995 1
  • 1950 - 47.967 2
  • 1960 - 45.856
  • 1981 - 39.125
  • 1984 - 38.657

1990 to 2005

  • 1990 - 37.765 3
  • 1995 - 34.676
  • 2000 - 31.946
  • 2005 - 29.866
Data source from 1990: Statistic national office Saxony-Anhalt

1 29. October
2 31. August
3 03. October

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. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).

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