Greifswald

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Greifswald
Town Hall (red) and Cathedral
Town Hall (red) and Cathedral
Flag of Greifswald
Coat of arms of Greifswald
Location of Greifswald
Greifswald is located in Germany
Greifswald
Greifswald
Greifswald is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Greifswald
Greifswald
Coordinates: 54°5′N 13°23′E / 54.083°N 13.383°E / 54.083; 13.383Coordinates: 54°5′N 13°23′E / 54.083°N 13.383°E / 54.083; 13.383
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictVorpommern-Greifswald
Subdivisions16 boroughs
Government
 • Lord mayorStefan Fassbinder (Greens)
Area
 • Total50.50 km2 (19.50 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total57,985
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
17489-17493
Dialling codes03834
Vehicle registrationHGW
Websitewww.greifswald.de

Greifswald (Low German: Griepswold) 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2016". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). January 2018.
  2. Population source

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