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Clockwise: Magdeburg Cathedral at night, Green Citadel, Elbe River, view of the city, Our Dear Ladies' Monastery, town hall and golden Magdeburg Rider statue
Coat of arms of Magdeburg
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Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Urban district
Local subdivisions 40 boroughs
Lord Mayor Lutz Trümper (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 200.95 km2 (77.59 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m  (141 ft)
Population 231,021  (1 January 2014)
 - Density 1,150 /km2 (2,978 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MD
Postal codes 39104–39130
Area code 0391

Magdeburg (German: [ˈmakdəbʊʁk] ( listen); Low Saxon: Meideborg [ˈmaˑɪdebɔɐ̯x]) is the capital of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, in Germany. The city covers an area of 201 km2 (77.6 sq mi). About 236,000 people live there (2016).

A demonstration of air pressure (called the Magdeburg spheres) was done here by Otto von Guericke in 1656. Also, the 18th century composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born here.


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