About this soundMücheln (Geiseltal)  is a city in the Saalekreis district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Mücheln
Coat of arms of Mücheln
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Location of Mücheln within Saalekreis district
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Mücheln is located in Germany
Mücheln
Mücheln
Mücheln is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Mücheln
Mücheln
Coordinates: 51°18′0″N 11°48′0″E / 51.30000°N 11.80000°E / 51.30000; 11.80000Coordinates: 51°18′0″N 11°48′0″E / 51.30000°N 11.80000°E / 51.30000; 11.80000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictSaalekreis
Subdivisions12
Government
 • MayorAndreas Marggraf
Area
 • Total98.6 km2 (38.1 sq mi)
Elevation
164 m (538 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,834
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06249, 06255, 06268, 06632
Dialling codes034632, 034633, 034636
Vehicle registrationSK
Websitewww.muecheln.de

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LocationEdit

Mücheln (Geiseltal) is situated approximately 15 km west of Merseburg and borders Lake Geiseltal to the southwest, west, and northwest.

HistoryEdit

First documented evidence of a settlement is in the Hersfeld Abbey tithe register, which was written between 881 und 899. Mücheln (Geiseltal) is included under the name Muchilacha, Mücheln Castle as Muchileburg.[2]

Mücheln (Geiseltal) was awarded town privileges in 1350.

The official name of the city was changed from Mücheln to Mücheln (Geiseltal) in 1936.

PoliticsEdit

In the run-off election on November 27, 2011, Andreas Marggraf defeated his opponent Steffen Keller with 72.34% of the votes. Marggraf was inaugurated on January 1, 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2017" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. ^ Reg. Thur. No. 287