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Braunschweig Kohlmarkt.jpg
Coat of arms of Braunschweig
Braunschweig is located in Germany
Coordinates 52°16′9″N 10°31′16″E / 52.26917°N 10.52111°E / 52.26917; 10.52111
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Urban district
City subdivisions 20 Boroughs
Lord Mayor Gert Hoffmann (CDU)
Governing parties CDUFDP
Basic statistics
Area 192.13 km2 (74.18 sq mi)
Elevation 75 m  (246 ft)
Population  245,895  (31 December 2005)[1]
 - Density 1,280 /km2 (3,315 /sq mi)
Founded before 1031 (probably in the 9th century)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate BS
Postal codes 38100 – 38126
Area codes 0531, 05307, 05309

Braunschweig is a city in the north of Germany, in the state of Lower Saxony. It was probably founded in the 9th century. It has about 245,000 inhabitants and a technical university.


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