Burg bei Magdeburg

Burg bei Magdeburg is a town of about 23,900 inhabitants on the Elbe–Havel Canal in northeastern Germany, 25 km (16 mi) northeast of Magdeburg. It is the capital of the Jerichower Land district in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Burg

Coat of arms
Location of Burg within Jerichower Land district
Burg
Burg
Coordinates: 52°16′21″N 11°51′18″E
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictJerichower Land
Subdivisions9
Government
  MayorJörg Rehbaum (SPD)
Area
  Total164.02 km2 (63.33 sq mi)
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total22,478
  Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
39288
Dialling codes03921
Vehicle registrationJL
Websitewww.stadt-burg.de

The town is known for its mediaeval churches and towers. Due to the numerous towers and steeples Burg also carries the sobriquet City of Towers. Like other German towns and cities, Burg shows its connection to the Roland saga with a statue, which was restored in 1999.

Although the name Burg has the same form as the German word Burg (castle), it is more likely that the name comes from the Slavic word bor, meaning coniferous forest.

Burg formerly had the largest shoe manufacturing factory in Europe and was the first to produce manufactured crispbread in Germany, beginning production in 1931.

The town is notable as both the birthplace and the final resting place of General Carl von Clausewitz.

Near Burg there is a large transmission site for long- and mediumwave, which was among other things used for the transmissions of Radio Wolga.

Subdivisions

The municipality Burg bei Magdeburg consists of the town Burg bei Magdeburg and the formerly independent municipalities Detershagen, Ihleburg, Niegripp, Parchau, Schartau and Reesen.

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