Cottbus

Cottbus (German pronunciation: [ˈkɔtbʊs] (listen)) or Chóśebuz (Lower Sorbian pronunciation: [ˈxɨɕɛbus]) is a university city and the second-largest city in Brandenburg, Germany. Situated around 125 km (78 mi) southeast of Berlin, on the River Spree, Cottbus is also a major railway junction with extensive sidings/depots. Although only a small Sorbian minority lives in Cottbus itself, the city is considered as the political and cultural center of the Sorbs in Lower Lusatia.

Cottbus/Chóśebuz
From top: View of Cottbus at sunset,
The Art-Nouveau façade of the State Theater (1905), The 14th cent. Spremberger Tower,
View on the Karl-Liebknecht Str, The library of the Brandenburg University of Technology
Location of Cottbus/Chóśebuz
Cottbus/Chóśebuz
Cottbus/Chóśebuz
Coordinates: 51°45′38″N 14°20′03″E
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictUrban district
Government
  Lord mayor (201422) Holger Kelch[1] (CDU)
Area
  Total164.28 km2 (63.43 sq mi)
Elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total98,693
  Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
03042-03055
Dialling codes0355
Vehicle registrationCB
Websitewww.cottbus.de

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