Hildburghausen

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Hildburghausen
Town hall on the main square
Town hall on the main square
Coat of arms of Hildburghausen
Coat of arms
Hildburghausen   is located in Germany
Hildburghausen
Hildburghausen
Coordinates: 50°25′0″N 10°45′0″E / 50.41667°N 10.75000°E / 50.41667; 10.75000Coordinates: 50°25′0″N 10°45′0″E / 50.41667°N 10.75000°E / 50.41667; 10.75000
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Hildburghausen
Subdivisions 10
Government
 • Mayor Steffen Harzer (Left)
Area
 • Total 72.94 km2 (28.16 sq mi)
Elevation 381 m (1,250 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,695
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 98641–98646
Dialling codes 03685
Vehicle registration HBN
Website www.hildburghausen.de

Hildburghausen is a town in Thuringia in central Germany, capital of the district Hildburghausen. It is situated on the river Werra, 20 km south of Suhl, and 25 km northwest of Coburg.

Hildburghausen was the capital of Saxe-Hildburghausen until its dissolution in 1826, after which it passed to Saxe-Meiningen. The town became part of the new state of Thuringia in 1920.

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