Bürgel

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Bürgel
Kloster Thalbürgel.jpg
Coat of arms of Bürgel
Coat of arms
Bürgel  is located in Germany
Bürgel
Bürgel
Coordinates: 50°56′29″N 11°45′14″E / 50.94139°N 11.75389°E / 50.94139; 11.75389Coordinates: 50°56′29″N 11°45′14″E / 50.94139°N 11.75389°E / 50.94139; 11.75389
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saale-Holzland-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Johann Waschnewski (CDU)
Area
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 254 m (833 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,069
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07616
Dialling codes 036692
Vehicle registration SHK, EIS, SRO
Website www.stadt-buergel.de

Bürgel is a town in the Saale-Holzland district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 12 km east of Jena.

History[edit]

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Bürgel was part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Zacharias Brendel der Ältere (1553-1626), philosopher, physicist, physician and botanist at the University of Jena


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