Falkenstein, Saxony-Anhalt

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Falkenstein
Falkenstein Castle
Falkenstein Castle
Coat of arms of Falkenstein
Coat of arms
Falkenstein is located in Germany
Falkenstein
Falkenstein
Coordinates: 51°44′N 11°20′E / 51.733°N 11.333°E / 51.733; 11.333Coordinates: 51°44′N 11°20′E / 51.733°N 11.333°E / 51.733; 11.333
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Harz
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Wycisk
Area
 • Total 102.98 km2 (39.76 sq mi)
Elevation 149-383 m (−1,108 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,619
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06333, 06463, 06543
Dialling codes 034741, 034742, 034743, 039245
Vehicle registration HZ
Website www.stadt-falkenstein-
harz.de

Falkenstein is a town in the Harz district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the northeastern edge of the Harz, approx. 10 km west of Aschersleben.

History[edit]

The town was created in 2002 by merging the town Ermsleben with 6 other municipalities. It was named after nearby Falkenstein Castle, about 5 km to the southwest.

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