Altenkirchen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Altenkirchen
Parish church of Altenkirchen
Parish church of Altenkirchen
Altenkirchen is located in Germany
Altenkirchen
Altenkirchen
Coordinates: 54°38′10″N 13°20′38″E / 54.63611°N 13.34389°E / 54.63611; 13.34389Coordinates: 54°38′10″N 13°20′38″E / 54.63611°N 13.34389°E / 54.63611; 13.34389
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc. Nord-Rügen
Government
 • Mayor Jutta Sill
Area
 • Total 22.42 km2 (8.66 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 985
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18556
Dialling codes 038391
Vehicle registration RÜG

Altenkirchen is a municipality in the north of the island of Rügen on the Baltic Sea coast of Germany. It is in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

It includes the localities of Drewoldke, Gudderitz, Lanckensburg, Mattchow, Schwarbe, Presenske, Wollin and Zühlitz.

Its name derives from its famous parish church, whose construction is believed to have commenced around 1185.

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