Marktoberdorf

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Marktoberdorf
Coat of arms of Marktoberdorf
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Marktoberdorf   is located in Germany
Marktoberdorf
Marktoberdorf
Coordinates: 47°46′N 10°37′E / 47.767°N 10.617°E / 47.767; 10.617Coordinates: 47°46′N 10°37′E / 47.767°N 10.617°E / 47.767; 10.617
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Ostallgäu
Government
 • Mayor Werner Himmer (FW)
Area
 • Total 95.25 km2 (36.78 sq mi)
Elevation 727-790 m (−1,865 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,028
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 87616
Dialling codes 08342
Vehicle registration OAL, FÜS, MOD
Website www.marktoberdorf.de

Marktoberdorf is the capital of the Bavarian district of Ostallgäu in the Regierungsbezirk of Swabia.

Marktoberdorf is near Kempten, Füssen, known for the castle Neuschwanstein, Bad Wörishofen, and Schongau. The nearest larger city is Kaufbeuren, eleven kilometers away.

Marktoberdorf plays host to a world-renowned International Chamber Choir Competition every two years. In computer science it is known for its hosting of the International Summer School every year since 1970. This Advanced Study Institute of the NATO Security Through Science Committee (now NATO Science for Peace) and the computer science department of the Technische Universität München is a two weeks' course for young computer scientists and mathematicians working in the field of formal systems development.


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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.