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Coat of arms of Eckernförde
Coat of arms
Eckernförde is located in Germany
Location of Eckernförde within Rendsburg-Eckernförde district
Eckernfoerde in RD.png
Coordinates: 54°28′27″N 9°50′16″E / 54.47417°N 9.83778°E / 54.47417; 9.83778Coordinates: 54°28′27″N 9°50′16″E / 54.47417°N 9.83778°E / 54.47417; 9.83778
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
 • Mayor Jörg Sibbel
 • Total 17.97 km2 (6.94 sq mi)
Elevation 0 - 42 m (−138 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,942
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24340
Dialling codes 04351
Vehicle registration RD

Eckernförde (Danish: Egernførde, sometimes also Egernfjord, Low German: Eckernför, sometimes also Eckernföör) is a German city in Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde at the Baltic Sea near Kiel. The population is about 23,000.

All 24 German submarines are stationed in Eckernförde.

Eckernförde is a well-known touristic centre in Northern Germany.

History[change | change source]

  • In 1302 Eckernförde is first mentioned as a city.
  • The Count Saint-Germain is supposed to be buried in Eckernförde near the St.-Nicolai-Church. His grave was destroyed by the great storm tide on 13 November 1872.

Twin towns[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2016] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

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