Wolmirstedt

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Wolmirstedt
Saint Joseph Church
Saint Joseph Church
Coat of arms of Wolmirstedt
Coat of arms
Wolmirstedt   is located in Germany
Wolmirstedt
Wolmirstedt
Coordinates: 52°15′7″N 11°37′47″E / 52.25194°N 11.62972°E / 52.25194; 11.62972Coordinates: 52°15′7″N 11°37′47″E / 52.25194°N 11.62972°E / 52.25194; 11.62972
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Börde
Subdivisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Martin Stichnoth (CDU)
Area
 • Total 54.28 km2 (20.96 sq mi)
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,509
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 39326
Dialling codes 039201
Vehicle registration BK, BÖ, HDL, OC, OK, WMS, WZL
Website www.stadtwolmirstedt.de

Wolmirstedt is a town in the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is located 14 km north of Magdeburg, on the river Ohre.

History[edit]

Wolmirstedt was until 1994 district town of the Wolmirstedt District. In this year the districts Haldensleben and Wolmirstedt were united to form the Ohrekreis, with the seat of district administration in Haldensleben. In 2007, the Ohrekreis was merged with the Bördekreis district to form the Börde district.

Sights[edit]

  • historical town centre
  • castle and historical castle church (northern brick gothic)

Infrastructure[edit]

In Wolmirstedt there is a large substation for 380kV. On the area of this transformer an HVDC back-to-back station with a transmission rate of 600 megawatts was planned, but this plan was canceled after the German reunification in 1990, because it was decided to synchronize electricity mains of East and West Germany. The 380kV line running from the transformer station Wolmirstedt to the shut-down nuclear power station Lubmin is the longest power line in Germany.

Transport[edit]

  • Near Wolmirstedt the Mittellandkanal traverses the Elbe.
  • The city can be reached by means of the exit Magdeburg-center of the federal motorway A 2 as well as the federal highway 189.

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