Querfurt

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Querfurt
Querfurt skyline
Querfurt skyline
Coat of arms of Querfurt
Coat of arms
Querfurt   is located in Germany
Querfurt
Querfurt
Coordinates: 51°23′N 11°36′E / 51.383°N 11.600°E / 51.383; 11.600Coordinates: 51°23′N 11°36′E / 51.383°N 11.600°E / 51.383; 11.600
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Saalekreis
Government
 • Mayor Peter Kunert (FDP)
Area
 • Total 155.23 km2 (59.93 sq mi)
Elevation 168 m (551 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,357
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06268
Dialling codes 034771
Vehicle registration SK, MER, MQ, QFT
Website www.querfurt.de

Querfurt is a town in the Saalekreis district, or Kreis, in southern Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is located in a fertile area on the Querne, 18 miles (29 km) west from Merseburg, on a branch line from Oberroblingen. In 2005, the town had a population of 12,935.

History[edit]

For some time, Querfurt was the capital of a principality covering nearly 200 square miles (500 km2), with a population of about 20,000. The ruling family having become extinct in 1496, it passed to that of Mansfeld. In 1635, according to the terms of the Peace of Prague, it was ceded to the Elector of Saxony, John George I, who handed it over to his son Augustus of Saxe-Weissenfels; in 1746, it was united once more with Saxony. It was incorporated into Prussia in 1815.

Querfurt is known as the birthplace of Saint Bruno of Querfurt

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