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Coordinates: 51°23′N11°36′E / 51.383°N 11.600°E / 51.383; 11.600 Coordinates: 51°23′N11°36′E / 51.383°N 11.600°E / 51.383; 11.600
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Saalekreis
   Mayor Andreas Nette (SPD)
  Total155.23 km2 (59.93 sq mi)
168 m (551 ft)
 (2018-12-31) [1]
  Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 034771
Vehicle registration SK, MER, MQ, QFT
Website www.querfurt.de

Querfurt is a town in the Saalekreis district, or Kreis, in southern Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is located in a fertile area on the Querne, 18 miles (29 km) west from Merseburg. In 2005, the town had a population of 12,935.



For some time, Querfurt was the capital of a principality covering nearly 200 square miles (500 km2), with a population of about 20,000. The ruling family having become extinct in 1496, it passed to that of Mansfeld. In 1635, according to the terms of the Peace of Prague, it was ceded to the Elector of Saxony, John George I, who handed it over to his son Augustus of Saxe-Weissenfels; in 1746, it was united once more with Saxony. It was incorporated into Prussia in 1815. [2]

Querfurt is known as the birthplace of Saint Bruno of Querfurt

Sons and daughters of the town

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Jacob Christian Schäffer

Other personalities associated with the town

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Julius von Kirchmann 1848/49

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  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. Wikisource-logo.svg One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Querfurt". Encyclopædia Britannica . 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 743.