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Mitte
Borough of Berlin
Coat of arms of Mitte
Administration
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough subdivisions 6 localities
Basic statistics
Area 39.47 km2 (15.24 sq mi)
Population 374,000  (30 June 2017)
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Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate B
Website Official homepage
Location of Mitte in Berlin
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Bezirk Mitte or Mitte von Berlin is the most central borough of Berlin (Bezirk is German for borough, Mitte is German for centre).

Most of Berlin's historic centre is in Bezirk Mitte. Some of the most important tourist sites of Berlin (like the Pergamon Museum, Brandenburg Gate, Charité and the Reichstag), are all in Mitte, and most were in East Berlin.

In 2001, Berlin's boroughs were reorganized. The old East Berlin borough of Mitte, was joined with the boroughs of Wedding, once in the French Sector, and Tiergarten which had been in the British sector before. The new borough (both of which formerly belonged to West Berlin) to form the new Mitte borough. The new borough has an area of 39.47 km2 (15.2 sq mi) and has, as of 2003, about 320,700 inhabitants. The districts in Mitte are Gesundbrunnen, Hansaviertel, Mitte, Moabit, Tiergarten and Wedding.

The current mayor is Christian Hanke (SPD).

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