Querfurt is a town in the Saalekreis district, or Kreis, in southern Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is located in a fertile area on the Querne, 18 miles (29 km) west from Merseburg. In 2005, the town had a population of 12,935.

Querfurt
Querfurt skyline
Querfurt skyline
Coat of arms of Querfurt
Coat of arms
Location of Querfurt within Saalekreis district
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Querfurt is located in Germany
Querfurt
Querfurt
Querfurt is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Querfurt
Querfurt
Coordinates: 51°23′N 11°36′E / 51.383°N 11.600°E / 51.383; 11.600Coordinates: 51°23′N 11°36′E / 51.383°N 11.600°E / 51.383; 11.600
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictSaalekreis
Government
 • MayorAndreas Nette (SPD)
Area
 • Total155.23 km2 (59.93 sq mi)
Elevation
168 m (551 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,593
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06268
Dialling codes034771
Vehicle registrationSK, MER, MQ, QFT
Websitewww.querfurt.de

HistoryEdit

For some time, Querfurt was the capital of a principality covering nearly 200 square miles (500 km2), with a population of about 20,000. The ruling family having become extinct in 1496, it passed to that of Mansfeld. In 1635, according to the terms of the Peace of Prague, it was ceded to the Elector of Saxony, John George I, who handed it over to his son Augustus of Saxe-Weissenfels; in 1746, it was united once more with Saxony. It was incorporated into Prussia in 1815.[2]

Querfurt is known as the birthplace of Saint Bruno of Querfurt

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Jacob Christian Schäffer

Other personalities associated with the townEdit

 
Julius von Kirchmann 1848/49

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Querfurt". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 743.

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