Geisleden

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Geisleden
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Coat of arms of Geisleden
Coat of arms
Geisleden   is located in Germany
Geisleden
Geisleden
Coordinates: 51°21′3″N 10°11′45″E / 51.35083°N 10.19583°E / 51.35083; 10.19583Coordinates: 51°21′3″N 10°11′45″E / 51.35083°N 10.19583°E / 51.35083; 10.19583
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Eichsfeld
Municipal assoc. Leinetal
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Marion Frant (CDU)
Area
 • Total 16.58 km2 (6.40 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 990
 • Density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37308
Dialling codes 036084
Vehicle registration EIC
Website www.vg-leinetal.de

Geisleden is a municipality in the district of Eichsfeld in Thuringia, Germany. It is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southeast of Heiligenstadt in the valley formed by the Geislede River. Other neighboring towns are Westhausen in the north, Kreuzebra to the east, and Heuthen toward the southeast.

Historical records show that Geisleden existed at least as far back as the 11th century. For example, in 1028 A.D., a provincial synod was held in this old town.[2] Geisleden belonged to the Electorate of Mainz until 1802 when it was incorporated into the province of Saxony in the Kingdom of Prussia. Geisleden was included in the Soviet occupation zone after World War II, before joining the district of Erfurt in East Germany until 1990, when the eastern and western parts of Germany merged into a single country.

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