Gerbstedt

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Gerbstedt
Coat of arms of Gerbstedt
Coat of arms
Gerbstedt   is located in Germany
Gerbstedt
Gerbstedt
Coordinates: 51°37′59″N 11°37′0″E / 51.63306°N 11.61667°E / 51.63306; 11.61667Coordinates: 51°37′59″N 11°37′0″E / 51.63306°N 11.61667°E / 51.63306; 11.61667
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Mansfeld-Südharz
Government
 • Mayor Siegfried Schwarz (CDU)
Area
 • Total 102.28 km2 (39.49 sq mi)
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,462
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06347
Dialling codes 03476, 034773, 034783
Vehicle registration MSH, EIL, HET, ML, SGH

Gerbstedt is a small town in Saxony-Anhalt, district Mansfeld-Südharz. By tradition it was the town of copper miners and tanners (in German Gerber), which gave the name for the town.

Tower of former monastery Gerbstedt
Town hall Gerbstedt
View of Gerbstedt with a rare Robur bus

Location[edit]

The town Gerbstedt is located 9 km (5.59 mi) west of Hettstedt and 13 km (8.08 mi) north of the town Eisleben.

Parts of the town[edit]

The following Ortsteile (Town subdivisions) are parts of the town Gerbstedt:

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Otto Brosowski (1885-1947), mining worker, KPD member
  • Eugen Ray (1957-1986), athlete

Other persons associated with Gerbstedt[edit]

Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock around 1779

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