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The City of Erfurt in Germany (in German it’s Erfurt)

Brief information about the city, postal codes(ZIPs), phone, area, dialling code, international prefix, local time, population as of 2023.

§ Erfurt: brief information about the city

The City of Erfurt, in German Erfurt, with a population size of about 215'000 people is one of the largest cities of Germany, covering an area of 270 km2, the city is located in the eastern part of Germany (formerly the German Democratic Republic) in the federated state of Thuringia , the city of Erfurt is the capital of the said federated state. The population density of the city is 796 people per 1 km2.

§ Erfurt population, population density

The table below contains the population statistics for the City of Erfurt versus the mean value per 1 city in Germany. This gives an idea of the city size and its population. Population data is sourced from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany.

The population of the city of Erfurt in 2023.

Feature Value Mean value per 1 city in Germany
Population size, people 214'969 30'101
Number of men, people 104'205 14'771
Number of women, people 110'764 15'330
City area, km2 270 73
Population density, people per 1 km2 796 411

§ Erfurt local time

The City of Erfurt, like all other cities in Germany, has a single time zone, so the exact local time in the City of Erfurt is the same as in all the cities of Germany:

Postal code(s) of the City of Erfurt

The major postal code in the City of Erfurt is 99084 (it consists of 5 digits, like all postal codes in Germany).

However, the following postal codes also apply to the city, depending on the city part: 99085, 99086, 99087, 99089, 99090, 99091, 99092, 99094, 99095, 99096, 99097, 99098, 99099.


§ City of Erfurt on the map

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§ City of Erfurt phone code (or area, dialling code, international prefix)

For telephone calls to the City of Erfurt, use its telephone code 361. For calls around Germany, dial “0” (to access the DLD, domestic long-distance line) prior to the city code, that is 0 361, and then dial the subscriber's phone number. For calls from other countries, first dial the international access code (which, for example, in UK is: “00”, two zeros), then the code of Germany 49, then the city code 361 and the subscriber's phone number, for example: 00 49 361 1234123.



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