Bleicherode

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Bleicherode
Coat of arms of Bleicherode
Coat of arms
Bleicherode   is located in Germany
Bleicherode
Bleicherode
Coordinates: 51°25′0″N 10°34′0″E / 51.41667°N 10.56667°E / 51.41667; 10.56667Coordinates: 51°25′0″N 10°34′0″E / 51.41667°N 10.56667°E / 51.41667; 10.56667
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Nordhausen
Government
 • Mayor Frank Rostek (CDU)
Area
 • Total 28.27 km2 (10.92 sq mi)
Elevation 237 m (778 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,437
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 99752
Dialling codes 036338
Vehicle registration NDH
Website www.bleicherode.de

Bleicherode is a town in the district of Nordhausen, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Wipper, 17 km southwest of Nordhausen. On 1 December 2007, the former municipality Obergebra was incorporated by Bleicherode. Every Thursday, there is a market held in the town.

Historically, Bleicherode belonged to the Prussian province of Saxony between 1700 and 1945.

One of Bleicherode's most famous natives is the cartographer August Heinrich Petermann.

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