- The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Luebeck.
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
|Coordinates: 53°52′11″N 10°41′11″E / 53.86972°N 10.68639°ECoordinates: 53°52′11″N 10°41′11″E / 53.86972°N 10.68639°E|
|District||Urban districts of Germany|
|• Mayor||Bernd Saxe (SPD)|
|• Governing parties||CDU|
|• Total||214.13 km2 (82.68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||13 m (43 ft)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Dialling codes||0451, 04502|
|Vehicle registration||HL (1906–1937; since 1956)|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Inscription||1987 (11th Session)|
|Buffer zone||693.8 ha|
Lübeck (Low German: Lübęk, Lübeek; adjective: lübsch, lübisch, at the latest since the 19th century also Lübeck, Latin: Lubeca) is a city in the North of Germany, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. About 210,000 people live there. There is a university there.
The city's full name is Hansestadt Lübeck (Hanseatic city of Lubeck) in memory of its history. It was an important part in the Hanseatic League. The architecture of the city and the region as well is influenced by this historic period. As the Free City of Lübeck, the city was a state of the Weimar Republic. Other Hanseatic cities today are: Hamburg, Rostock, Wismar, Stralsund, Bremen, Greifswald and Demmin.
The most famous citizen is the author Günter Grass. He won the Nobel Prize in literature.
Luebeck has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2020 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
- ↑ Vehicles registered between 1937 and 1956 were given prefixes valid for all of Schleswig-Holstein: "I P" (1937–1945), "S" (1945–1947), "SH" (1947 only), "BS" (1948–1956).
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