Auerstedt

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Auerstedt
Ortsteil of Bad Sulza
Auerstedt   is located in Germany
Auerstedt
Auerstedt
Coordinates: 51°5′58″N 11°35′15″E / 51.09944°N 11.58750°E / 51.09944; 11.58750Coordinates: 51°5′58″N 11°35′15″E / 51.09944°N 11.58750°E / 51.09944; 11.58750
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Weimarer Land
Town Bad Sulza
Area
 • Total 8.48 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Population (2011-12-31)
 • Total 457
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 99518
Dialling codes 036461
Vehicle registration AP
Website www.bad-sulza.de

Auerstedt is a village and a former municipality in the Weimarer Land district of Thuringia, Germany. Since 31 December 2012, it is part of the town Bad Sulza. It lies 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Weimar. On October 14, 1806, the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt, a decisive victory for Napoleon I of France, took place near Auerstedt. As a result, the leader of the victorious French forces, Louis-Nicolas Davout, was appointed Duc d'Auerstaedt.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Auerstadt". Encyclopedia Americana.