Place:Marburg, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Gießen, Hessen, Germany

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NameMarburg
Alt namesMarburg an der Lahnsource: Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Marburg," accessed 14 June 2004
TypeTown
Coordinates50.81°N 8.771°E
Located inMarburg-Biedenkopf, Gießen, Hessen, Germany     (900 - )
Also located inHessen-Nassau, Preußen, Germany    
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Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). The town area spreads along the valley of the river Lahn and has a population of approximately 72,000.

Having been awarded town privileges in 1222, Marburg served as capital of the landgraviate of Hessen-Marburg during periods of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. The University of Marburg was founded in 1527 and dominates the public life in the town to this day.

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