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Stralsund

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Stralsund
Nikolaikirche (St. Nicolas's church)
Nikolaikirche (St. Nicolas's church)
Coat of arms of Stralsund
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen
Founded 1234
Government
 • Lord Mayor Alexander Badrow (CDU)
Area
 • Total 38.97 km2 (15.05 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 57,613
 • Density 1,478.39/km2 (3,829.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18435, 18437, 18439
Dialling codes 03831
Vehicle registration HST
Website www.stralsund.de
Stralsund, Altstadt (2011-05-21) 4.JPG

Stralsund is a town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany on the south coast of the Strelasund (a sound of the Baltic Sea separating the island of Rügen from the mainland).[1]

In 1293 Stralsund became a member of the Hanseatic League.[1]

From 1949 until German Reunification in 1990, Stralsund was part of the German Democratic Republic.

Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar *
Stralsund: Old Market Square with the Town Hall and the Nikolaikirche
Country  Germany
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 1067
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2002 (26th Session)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Britannica Online Encyclopedia, "Stralsund" (city), 2007, webpage: EB-Stralsund.

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