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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
 • Lord Mayor Alexander Badrow (CDU)
 • Total 38.97 km2 (15.05 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 57,613
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18435, 18437, 18439
Dialling codes 03831
Vehicle registration HST
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.

Stralsund: Old Market Square with the Town Hall and the Nikolaikirche
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
Location Vorpommern-Rügen District, Rostock District, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 54°18′00″N 13°05′00″E / 54.3°N 13.0833°E / 54.3; 13.0833
Area 38,970,000 m2 (419,500,000 sq ft)
Criteria Cultural: ii, iv
Reference 1067
Inscription 2002 (26th Session)
Stralsund is located in Germany
Location of Stralsund

References[change | change source]

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

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