Mansfeld

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Mansfeld
Coat of arms of Mansfeld
Coat of arms
Mansfeld   is located in Germany
Mansfeld
Mansfeld
Coordinates: 51°35′39″N 11°27′17″E / 51.59417°N 11.45472°E / 51.59417; 11.45472Coordinates: 51°35′39″N 11°27′17″E / 51.59417°N 11.45472°E / 51.59417; 11.45472
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Mansfeld-Südharz
Government
 • Mayor Dietmar Sauer (SPD)
Area
 • Total 143.78 km2 (55.51 sq mi)
Elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,411
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06343
Dialling codes 034782
Vehicle registration MSH
Website www.stadt-mansfeld.de

Mansfeld is a town in the Mansfeld-Südharz district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the river Wipper, 10 km northwest of Eisleben.

Protestantism's pioneer Martin Luther grew up in Mansfeld, and in the 1990s Mansfeld became one of sixteen places to be designated a "Lutherstadt" for this reason.

History[edit]

Mansfeld received town privileges in 1400, and grew through the development of copper and silver mining, an activities in which Hans Luder, father to Martin Luther, was employed in a senior position. Luther himself attended the local school between 1488 and 1496, although the building known as "Luther's School" had to be torn down and rebuilt in 2000 due to structural problems.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.