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Town Hall (red) and Cathedral
Town Hall (red) and Cathedral
Coat of arms of Greifswald
Coat of arms
Subdivisions16 boroughs
 • Lord MayorStefan Fassbinder (Greens)
 • Total50.50 km2 (19.50 sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total53,434
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes17489-17493
Dialling codes03834
Vehicle registrationHGW

Greifswald is officially known as Universitäts- und Hansestadt Greifswald, which means University and Hanseatic Town of Greifswald (from German Greif, "griffin", and Wald, "forest"). It is a town in northeastern Germany.

The town is on the Baltic Sea, about 200 km (124.3 mi) to the north of Berlin in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The population is roughly 55,000, including about 11,500 students and some 5,000 employees of the University of Greifswald.

Till September 4, 2011 Greifswald was a urban district.

City council[change | change source]

The city council is elected for five year terms. Since the last election in 2014, the 43 city council seats are allocated as follows:

Town twinning[change | change source]

Notable people from Greifswald[change | change source]

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