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Weissenfels
Flag of Weissenfels
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Coat of arms of Weissenfels
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Burgenlandkreis
Municipal assoc. Weißenfelser Land
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 40,192
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06667
Dialling codes 03443
Vehicle registration BLK
Website www.weissenfels.de
The title of this article contains the character ß. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Weissenfels.

Weißenfels was the capital city of the old Weißenfels Rural District in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, until the district changes of 2007. The King of Saxony used to live here. It is about 30 km southwest of Leipzig.

Population

Growth in number of people over the years:

1825 to 1925

  • 1825 - 6.423
  • 1875 - 16.921
  • 1880 - 19.654
  • 1885 - 21.782
  • 1890 - 23.779
  • 1900 - 28.201
  • 1925 - 35.756

1933 to 1984

  • 1933 - 40.119
  • 1939 - 42.387
  • 1946 - 50.995 1
  • 1950 - 47.967 2
  • 1960 - 45.856
  • 1981 - 39.125
  • 1984 - 38.657

1990 to 2005

  • 1990 - 37.765 3
  • 1995 - 34.676
  • 2000 - 31.946
  • 2005 - 29.866
Data source from 1990: Statistic national office Saxony-Anhalt

1 29. October
2 31. August
3 03. October

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