Gommern

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Gommern
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Gommern
Coat of arms
Gommern   is located in Germany
Gommern
Gommern
Coordinates: 52°4′N 11°50′E / 52.067°N 11.833°E / 52.067; 11.833Coordinates: 52°4′N 11°50′E / 52.067°N 11.833°E / 52.067; 11.833
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Jerichower Land
Government
 • Mayor Jens Hünerbein (party-less)
Area
 • Total 159.96 km2 (61.76 sq mi)
Elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,540
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 39245
Dialling codes 039200
Vehicle registration JL
Website www.gommern.de

Gommern is a town in the Jerichower Land district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km (9 mi) southeast of Magdeburg. On January 1, 2005, the municipalities Dannigkow, Dornburg, Karith, Ladeburg, Leitzkau, Menz, Nedlitz, Vehlitz and Wahlitz have been incorporated into Gommern. On January 1, 2008, Prödel was incorporated, and on January 1, 2009, Lübs was incorporated.

Local council[edit]

Elections in October 2005:

Party Vote share
SPD 33.7%
FDP 24.0%
CDU 23.5%
FWGL 9.4%
The Left 9.3%

Elections in May 2014:[2]

Party Vote share No. seats
CDU 30.7% 9
FWGL 24.8% 7
SPD 18.5% 5
The Left 11.1% 3
FDP 6.7% 2

Personalities[edit]

Samuel Hahnemann 1841
  • Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), physician and founder of homeopathy, from 1782 to 1785 physics in the office Gommern
  • Otto Theodor Alfred Hensel (1889-1966), honorary citizen, mayor of Gommern 1945-1955

Pictures[edit]

Dornburg Castle
Gommern Town hall
Gommern church

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