Aukrug

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Aukrug
Coat of arms of Aukrug
Coat of arms
Aukrug   is located in Germany
Aukrug
Aukrug
Coordinates: 54°4′N 9°46′E / 54.067°N 9.767°E / 54.067; 9.767Coordinates: 54°4′N 9°46′E / 54.067°N 9.767°E / 54.067; 9.767
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc. Mittelholstein
Government
 • Mayor Nils Kuhnke (CDU)
Area
 • Total 49.9 km2 (19.3 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,764
 • Density 75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24613
Dialling codes 04873
Vehicle registration RD
Website www.amt-aukrug.de

Aukrug is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 13 km west of Neumünster, and 35 km southwest of Kiel.

Overview[edit]

Aukrug is the seat of the Amt ("collective municipality") Aukrug.

The location of Aukrug is south of the municipality of Mörel or Gnutz, but east of Hohenwestedt, and west of Wasbek or Ehndorf.

History[edit]

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".

Tönsheide Forest[edit]

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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External links[edit]

Media related to Aukrug at Wikimedia Commons