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Gänseliesel fountain and pedestrian zone
Gänseliesel fountain and pedestrian zone
Coat of arms of Göttingen
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Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Göttingen
City subdivisions 18 districts
Lord Mayor Rolf-Georg Köhler (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 116.89 km2 (45.13 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m  (492 ft)
Population 134,212  (31 December 2016)
 - Density 1,148 /km2 (2,974 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate
Postal codes 37001–37085
Area code 0551
Location of the town of Göttingen within Göttingen district

Göttingen is a city in the centre of Germany, in the state of Lower Saxony. It has a population of about 129,000 people and one of the first universities in Germany.[1] It was first mentioned in 992 AD.