Mücheln

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Mücheln
Coat of arms of Mücheln
Coat of arms
Mücheln   is located in Germany
Mücheln
Mücheln
Coordinates: 51°18′0″N 11°48′0″E / 51.30000°N 11.80000°E / 51.30000; 11.80000Coordinates: 51°18′0″N 11°48′0″E / 51.30000°N 11.80000°E / 51.30000; 11.80000
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Saalekreis
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Markgraf
Area
 • Total 98.6 km2 (38.1 sq mi)
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,057
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06249, 06255, 06268, 06632
Dialling codes 034632, 034633, 034636
Vehicle registration SK
Website www.muecheln.de

About this sound Mücheln (Geiseltal)  is a city in the Saalekreis district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Location[edit]

Mücheln (Geiseltal) is situated approximately 15 km west of Merseburg and borders Lake Geiseltal to the southwest, west, and northwest.

History[edit]

First documented evidence of a settlement is in the Hersfeld Abbey tithe register, which was written between 881 und 899. Mücheln (Geiseltal) is included under the name Muchilacha, Mücheln Castle as Muchileburg.[2]

Mücheln (Geiseltal) was awarded town privileges in 1350.

The official name of the city was changed from Mücheln to Mücheln (Geiseltal) in 1936.

Politics[edit]

In the run-off election on November 27, 2011, Andreas Marggraf defeated his opponent Steffen Keller with 72.34% of the votes. Marggraf was inaugurated on January 1, 2012.

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