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Coburg

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Coburg (German pronunciation: [ˈkoːˌbʊʁk] ) is a town located on the Itz river in the Upper Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. Long part of one of the Thuringian states of the Wettin line, it joined Bavaria by popular vote only in 1920. Until the revolution of 1918, it was one of the capitals of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

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Coburg   is located in Germany
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Coburg   is located in Bavaria
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Coordinates: 50°16′N 10°58′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictUrban district
Government
  Lord mayor (202026) Dominik Sauerteig[1] (SPD)
Area
  Total48.30 km2 (18.65 sq mi)
Elevation
292 m (958 ft)
Population
 (2022-12-31)[2]
  Total41,842
  Density870/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
96450
Dialling codes09561
Vehicle registrationCO
Websitewww.coburg.de
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Through successful dynastic policies, the ruling princely family married into several of the royal families of Europe, most notably in the person of Prince Albert, who married Queen Victoria in 1840. As a result of these close links with the royal houses of Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Coburg was frequently visited by the crowned heads of Europe and their families.

Coburg is the location of Veste Coburg, one of Germany's largest castles.

Today, Coburg's population is close to 41,500. Since it was little damaged in World War II, Coburg retains many historic buildings, making it a popular tourist destination.

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