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Jena Market Square
Jena Market Square
Coat of arms of Jena
Jena is located in Germany
Coordinates 50°56′0″N 11°35′0″E / 50.933333°N 11.583333°E / 50.933333; 11.583333
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Albrecht Schröter (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 114 km2 (44 sq mi)
Elevation 155 m  (509 ft)
Population  102,494  (31 December 2006)[1]
 - Density 899 /km2 (2,329 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate J
Postal codes 07701 – 07751
Area code 03641

Jena is a city in the middle of Germany, in the state of Thuringia. About 103,000 people live there. Jena has a university called Friedrich Schiller University.


Jena partly lies in the middle hall valley between from mixed woodlands covered shelly limestone and sandstone slopes (geological phenomena are among other things the devil holes and the student chute). On them numerous partially rare Orchideenarten occurs. From north to south Jena is 14.7 km (9.1 mi) wide, and from east to west 12.2 km (7.6 mi). The following larger cities are close to Jena: Gera, approx. 35 km (21.7 mi) east, Erfurt, approx. 40 km (24.9 mi) west, Weimar, approx. 15 km (9.3 mi) west, Naumburg (Saale), approx. 33 km (20.5 mi) northeast, is (Saale), to approx. 70 km (43.5 mi) northeast, Leipzig, approx. 75 km (46.6 mi) northeast and Chemnitz, approx. 94 km (58.4 mi) east, Rudolstadt, approx. 30 km (18.6 mi) south.

View over the city center of Jena
The JenTower in Jena

Other websites


  1. Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik. "Population of Thuringia by district". Retrieved 2007-08-10.