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Göttingen
Gänseliesel fountain, old town hall and pedestrian zone.
Gänseliesel fountain, old town hall and pedestrian zone.
Coat of arms of Göttingen
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Administration
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Göttingen
City subdivisions 18 districts
Lord Mayor Rolf-Georg Köhler (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 117.27 km2 (45.28 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m  (492 ft)
Population 129,249  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 1,102 /km2 (2,855 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate
Postal codes 37001 – 37085
Area code 0551
Website goettingen.de

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. It was first mentioned in 992 AD.

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