|• Mayor||Nils Kuhnke (CDU)|
|• Total||49.9 km2 (19.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Density||75/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Innien, the oldest part of the municipality, appears in a surviving record from as far back as 1128. The name Aukrug comes from "in de Aukrögen", using the "Plattdeutsch" (low German) of the region, and means something along the lines of "in the folds of the flood plain".
The Tönsheide Forest lies east of Aukrug specialist hospital and is a nature reserve with an area of 67 hectares (170 acres). It consists of large areas of near-natural woodland with scattered with areas of heath.
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