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Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 11°44′0″E / 50.85000°N 11.73333°E / 50.85000; 11.73333Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 11°44′0″E / 50.85000°N 11.73333°E / 50.85000; 11.73333
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saale-Holzland-Kreis
  Mayor Klaus Hempel
  Total 16.81 km2 (6.49 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 5,892
  Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07646
Dialling codes 036428
Vehicle registration SHK, EIS, SRO

Stadtroda (Roda until 1925) is a town of 5,838 people (2013), located in Thuringia, Germany. Stadtroda lies on the Roda river, a tributary of the Saale.


According to some sources, Faust was born in Roda in 1480. The house where he was born was torn down and sold to Chicago in 1896, where it was going to be shown in the Germany-Hall of the World's Fair. The fate of the house is unknown.

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Roda was part of the Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg.

Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany.
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