|Halle or Halle on the Saale|
|Mayor||Dagmar Szabados (SPD)|
|Area||135.01 km2 (52.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||87 m (285 ft)|
|Population||233,415 (31 March 2007)|
|- Density||1,729 /km2 (4,478 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Halle (also called Halle an der Saale) is the largest town in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. It lies in the southern part of the state, on the river Saale. It has about 234,000 inhabitants (2006). It is famous all over the world because Georg Friedrich Handel was born there.
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