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German location
BrgermeisterAndreas Bausewein
Basic statistics
Area (km2)269.17
Elevation (m)200
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateEF
Postal code99001-99198
Area code0361

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Erfurt (-deˈɛʁfʊʁt) is the capital city of Thuringia and the main city nearest to the geographical centre of Germany, located 100 km SW of Leipzig, 150 km N of Nuremberg and 180 km SE of Hannover. Erfurt Airport can be reached by plane via Munich. It lies in the southern part of the Thuringian Basin within the wide valley of Gera River, a tributary of the Unstrut. To the south, the city is surrounded by the Steigerwald forest.

In 2010, Erfurt has a population of over 200,000 and is part of the Erfurt-Weimar-Jena metropolitan area with a population of about 500,000

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