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Salzwedel (Saxony-Anhalt)

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Salzwedel is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, and has a population of 21,500 inhabitants. Salzwedel is situated at the Jeetze river in the northwestern part of the Altmark. It is located between Hamburg and Magdeburg. Its distance from Uelzen is 44 kilometers west, 12 kilometers north of Luchow, 41 kilometers south of Gardelegen and 24 kilometers east of Arendsee.

The town was founded in 1112. In medieval ages, the town belonged to the Hanseatic league from 1358 to 1518. The city from 1247 began developing as a reestablishment from the old part of the town. In 1713, the two cities became one and in 1870 it received a railroad connection. Saxony-Anhalt is one of the sixteen federal states that make up the federal republic of Germany. It has an area of 20,447 square kilometers, and a population of 2.6 million. Its capital is Magdeburg.

Salzwedel, due its various places of interest is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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