Esperstedt

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Esperstedt
Ortsteil of Obhausen
Location of Esperstedt within Saalekreis district
Esperstedt in SK.png
Esperstedt is located in Germany
Esperstedt
Esperstedt
Esperstedt is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Esperstedt
Esperstedt
Coordinates: 51°25′34″N 11°40′47″E / 51.42611°N 11.67972°E / 51.42611; 11.67972Coordinates: 51°25′34″N 11°40′47″E / 51.42611°N 11.67972°E / 51.42611; 11.67972
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictSaalekreis
MunicipalityObhausen
Area
 • Total10.96 km2 (4.23 sq mi)
Elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total675
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06279
Dialling codes034774
Vehicle registrationMQ
St. Petri church

Esperstedt is a village and a former municipality in the Saalekreis district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the municipality Obhausen.

Geography[edit]

Esperstedt is situated on the river Weida and is located between Halle (Saale) and Querfurt.

History[edit]

The earliest known documented mention of the village is listed in Hersfeld Abbey's tithing rolls from between 881 and 899 as the tithable place Osperstadt in Friesenfeld. Around 900 the village belonged to the Castellan Schraplau in Hassegau. In 1200 it belonged to the Archbishopric of Magdeburg. The name is derived from the word Espen meaning aspen or poplar tree.

Transport[edit]

Exit 20 of the Bundesautobahn 38 GöttingenLeipzig is located at the edge of town.

Sights[edit]