Arendsee

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For the lake, see Arendsee (lake).
Arendsee
Arendsee Rathaus.jpg
Coat of arms of Arendsee
Coat of arms
Arendsee   is located in Germany
Arendsee
Arendsee
Coordinates: 52°52′36″N 11°29′12″E / 52.8767°N 11.4867°E / 52.8767; 11.4867Coordinates: 52°52′36″N 11°29′12″E / 52.8767°N 11.4867°E / 52.8767; 11.4867
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Altmarkkreis Salzwedel
Government
 • Mayor Norman Klebe
Area
 • Total 269.68 km2 (104.12 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,176
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29416, 39606, 39615, 39619
Dialling codes 039003, 039034, 039036, 039384
Vehicle registration SAW
Website www.vg-arendsee-kalbe.de

Arendsee (About this sound  ) is a municipality in the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is named after the lake Arendsee, located north of the town.

Geography[edit]

Arendsee See.JPG

The municipality is located in the Altmark region and on the southern bank of the Arendsee lake, the largest and deepest natural lake in Saxony-Anhalt.

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History[edit]

The locality and the lake were first mentioned in the Royal Frankish Annals in 822.

In 1184 Otto I, Margrave of Brandenburg founded a Benedictine nunnery in Arendsee while the then competent Prince-Bishop of Verden, Tammo (d. 1188), endowed it with estates.

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