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A city of central Germany on the Elbe River west-southwest of Berlin. Known as early as 805, it was chartered in the 1200s and became one of the chief cities of the Hanseatic League. Magdeburg was severely damaged during World War II.
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Magdeburg(ˈmæɡdəˌbɜːɡ; German ˈmakdəbʊrk)
(Placename) an industrial city and port in central Germany, on the River Elbe, capital of Saxony-Anhalt: a leading member of the Hanseatic League, whose local laws, the Magdeburg Laws were adopted by many European cities. Pop: 227 535 (2003 est)
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the capital of Saxony-Anhalt in central Germany. 290,579.
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