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Stralsund

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Stralsund
Old town of Stralsund as seen from St. Mary's church
Old town of Stralsund as seen from St. Mary's church
Coat of arms of Stralsund
Coat of arms
Location of Stralsund within Vorpommern-Rügen district
Stralsund in VR.svg
Stralsund is located in Germany
Stralsund
Stralsund
Stralsund is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Stralsund
Stralsund
Coordinates: 54°18′N 13°5′E / 54.300°N 13.083°E / 54.300; 13.083Coordinates: 54°18′N 13°5′E / 54.300°N 13.083°E / 54.300; 13.083
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictVorpommern-Rügen
Founded1234
Government
 • Lord MayorAlexander Badrow (CDU)
Area
 • Total54.14 km2 (20.90 sq mi)
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total59,101
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18435, 18437, 18439
Dialling codes03831
Vehicle registrationHST
Websitewww.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).[3]

In 1293 Stralsund became a member of the Hanseatic League.[3]

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

Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Nikolaikirche Rathaus HST.jpg
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv
Reference1067
Inscription2002 (26th Session)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2016". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). January 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Britannica Online Encyclopedia, "Stralsund" (city), 2007, webpage: EB-Stralsund.

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