kids encyclopedia robot

Torgau facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Coat of arms of Torgau
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Nordsachsen
Municipal assoc. Torgau
Basic statistics
Area 102.53 km2 (39.59 sq mi)
Elevation 78 m  (256 ft)
Population 20,887  (31 December 2011)
 - Density 204 /km2 (528 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate TDO, DZ, EB, OZ, TG, TO
Postal code 04860
Area code 03421
Location of the town of Torgau within Nordsachsen district

Torgau is a town on the banks of the Elbe in northwestern Saxony, Germany. The town is well known as the place where during the Second World War, United States Army forces met with forces of the Soviet Union during the invasion of Germany on April 25, 1945.

This marked the beginning of the line of contact between Soviet and American forces, but not the occcupation zones. In fact the area surrounding Torgau at first occupied by U.S. forces was later, in July 1945, given over to Soviet forces.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Torgau Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.