Braunsbedra

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Braunsbedra
Coat of arms of Braunsbedra
Coat of arms
Braunsbedra   is located in Germany
Braunsbedra
Braunsbedra
Coordinates: 51°17′N 11°54′E / 51.283°N 11.900°E / 51.283; 11.900Coordinates: 51°17′N 11°54′E / 51.283°N 11.900°E / 51.283; 11.900
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Saalekreis
Government
 • Mayor Frank Gebhardt (CDU)
Area
 • Total 74.34 km2 (28.70 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,513
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06242
Dialling codes 034633
Vehicle registration SK
Website www.braunsbedra.de

Braunsbedra is a town in the Saalekreis district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 11 km southwest of Merseburg.

It was created after 1945 by the merger of Braunsdorf and Bedra.

Roßbach, famous for the Battle of Rossbach, is one of the local communities; the layout of the land had greatly changed since the battle due to coal mining and then flooding of the abandoned mines to create the Geiseltaler Lakes complex[2]

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