Burg bei Magdeburg
|• Mayor||Jörg Rehbaum (SPD)|
|• Total||164.02 km2 (63.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||54 m (177 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Burg bei Magdeburg is a town of about 23,900 inhabitants on the Elbe-Havel-Canal in northeastern Germany, 25 kilometers northeast of Magdeburg. It is the capital of the Jerichower Land district in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.
The town is known for its mediaeval churches and towers. Due to the numerous towers and steeples Burg has also the sobriquet City of Towers. Like furher German towns and cities, Burg shows its connection to the Roland saga by a statue, renewed in 1999.
Burg formerly had the first shoe manufacturing factory in Europe and was the first to produce manufactured crispbread in Germany, beginning production in 1931.
The town is notable as both the birthplace and the final resting place of General Carl von Clausewitz.
The municipality Burg bei Magdeburg consists of the town Burg bei Magdeburg and the formerly independent municipalities Detershagen, Ihleburg, Niegripp, Parchau, Schartau and Reesen.
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