Genthin

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Genthin
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Genthin
Coat of arms
Genthin   is located in Germany
Genthin
Genthin
Coordinates: 52°24′N 12°10′E / 52.400°N 12.167°E / 52.400; 12.167Coordinates: 52°24′N 12°10′E / 52.400°N 12.167°E / 52.400; 12.167
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Jerichower Land
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Barz
Area
 • Total 230.72 km2 (89.08 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,808
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 39307
Dialling codes 03933, 039342, 039346
Vehicle registration JL
Website www.genthin.de

Genthin (German pronunciation: [ɡɛnˈtiːn]) is a town in the Jerichower Land district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the Elbe-Havel Canal, approx. 50 km northeast of Magdeburg, and 27 km west of Brandenburg.

Genthin was the seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft ("collective municipality") Elbe-Stremme-Fiener until its incorporation into Jerichow municipality in 2010.

On the night of 21–22 December 1939, a train accident on the Berlin–Potsdam–Magdeburg Railway at Genthin killed 278 people; a monument to the victims was erected in the town.

Monument to the victims of the railway accident.

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