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gänseliesel fountain and pedestrian zone
coat of arms
location of göttingen within göttingen district
|coordinates: 51°32′02″n 09°56′08″e / 51°32′02″n 09°56′08″e / 51.53389; 9.93556|
göttingen (/, also -/, german: [ˈɡœtɪŋən] (listen); low german: chöttingen) is a university city in lower saxony, germany, the capital of the eponymous district. it is run through by river leine. at the start of 2017, the population was 134,212.