Stadtroda

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Stadtroda
Stadtroda.jpg
Coat of arms of Stadtroda
Coat of arms
Stadtroda   is located in Germany
Stadtroda
Stadtroda
Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 11°44′0″E / 50.85000°N 11.73333°E / 50.85000; 11.73333Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 11°44′0″E / 50.85000°N 11.73333°E / 50.85000; 11.73333
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saale-Holzland-Kreis
Subdivisions 2
Government
 • Mayor Harald Kramer (CDU)
Area
 • Total 16.81 km2 (6.49 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,910
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07641–07646
Dialling codes 036428
Vehicle registration SHK
Website www.stadtroda.de

Stadtroda (Roda until 1925) is a town of 6,293 people, located in Thuringia, Germany. Stadtroda lies on the Roda river, a tributary of the Saale.

According to some sources, Faust was born in Roda in 1480. The house where he was born was torn down and sold to Chicago in 1896, where it was going to be shown in the Germany-Hall of the World's Fair. The fate of the house is unknown.

Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany.

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