Infobox Ort in Deutschland
Art = Stadt
Name = Gifhorn
Wappen = Wappen Gifhorn.png
lat_deg = 52 |lat_min = 29 |lat_sec = 19
lon_deg = 10 |lon_min = 32 |lon_sec = 47
Bundesland = Niedersachsen
Landkreis = Gifhorn
Höhe = 50 - 68
Fläche = 104.86
Einwohner = 42143
Stand = 2006-12-31
PLZ = 38501–38510, 38516, 38518
PLZ-alt = 3170
Vorwahl = 05371
Kfz = GF
Gemeindeschlüssel = 03 1 51 009
Gliederung = 6 districts
Adresse = Marktplatz 1
Website = [http://www.stadt-gifhorn.de/ www.stadt-gifhorn.de]
Bürgermeister = Manfred Birth
Partei = Independent
Gifhorn (IPA2|ˈgɪfhɔʁn) is a town and capital of the district Gifhorn, in
Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the confluence of the Ise river and the Allerriver, near the cities of Hannover, Celle, and Wolfsburg. Gifhorn is home to the World Windmill Museum which contains a comprehensive collection and working replicas of the world's most common windmills.
Gifhorn was first mentioned in 1196, when it was located at the crossing of two important merchant routes, one transporting
saltbetween Lüneburgand Braunschweig, the other transporting grain between Celle and Magdeburg.
Schools in Gifhorn include the
Humboldt Gymnasium, the Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium, Fritz-Reuter-Realschule, Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Realschule, Albert-Schweitzer-Hauptschule, Alfred-Teves-Hauptschule and the Berufsbildenden Schulen I and II.
Gardelegen, Germany( Saxony-Anhalt)
* [http://www.stadt-gifhorn.de/ Gifhorn homepage] de icon
* [http://www.muehlenmuseum.de International museum of mills] de icon
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