Niederdorla is a village and a former municipality in the Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis district of Thuringia, Germany. It is the geographical center of Germany. Its nearest main city is Erfurt, which also is the capital city of Thuringia. Since 31 December 2012, it has been part of the municipality Vogtei.
District of Vogtei
Monument marking the village's status as the geographical center of Germany
|• Total||14.64 km2 (5.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||203 m (666 ft)|
|• Density||92/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Niederdorla claims to be the most central municipality in Germany. A plaque was erected and a lime tree planted at after the 1990 German reunification. The point was confirmed as the centroid of the extreme coordinates by the Dresden University of Technology. Niederdorla also comprises the centre of gravity (equilibrium point) about 4.5 km (2.8 mi) to the southwest.
People from NiederdorlaEdit
- Matthias Weckmann, born Niederdorla ca. 1616, died 1674 in Hamburg - Baroque organist and composer
- Niederdorla, German Wikipedia Retrieved 1 Nov 2011