|Area||11.43 km2 (4.41 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Population||17,866 (31 December 2005)|
|- Density||1,563 /km2 (4,048 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Uetersen (IPA: [ˈyːtɐzən]) is a small city in the district of Pinneberg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approx. 7 km (4 miles) south of Elmshorn, and 30 km (18 miles) northwest of Hamburg. Uetersen is home to the Rosarium Uetersen, the oldest and largest rose garden in Northern Germany, created in 1929.
Mathias Rust took off from Uetersen for his historic flight in 1987.
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