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Lübeck

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Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Hansestadt Lübeck
Holstentor, emblem of the city
Holstentor, emblem of the city
Flag of Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Flag
Coat of arms of Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Coat of arms
Hanseatic City of Lübeck is located in Germany
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
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CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictUrban districts of Germany
Government
 • MayorBernd Saxe (SPD)
 • Governing partiesCDU
Area
 • Total214.13 km2 (82.68 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total216,712
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes23501−23570
Dialling codes0451, 04502
Vehicle registrationHL (1906–1937; since 1956)[2]
Websitewww.luebeck.de
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lubeck panorama.JPG
Aerial view of the old town
CriteriaCultural: iv
Reference272
Inscription1987 (11th Session)
Area81.1 ha
Buffer zone693.8 ha

Lübeck is a city in the North of Germany, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. It has about 210,000 inhabitants and a university.

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 for literature.

Luebeck has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

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).
  2. 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).