Gartow

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Gartow
Coat of arms of Gartow
Coat of arms
Gartow   is located in Germany
Gartow
Gartow
Coordinates: 53°01′26″N 11°27′27″E / 53.02389°N 11.45750°E / 53.02389; 11.45750Coordinates: 53°01′26″N 11°27′27″E / 53.02389°N 11.45750°E / 53.02389; 11.45750
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Lüchow-Dannenberg
Municipal assoc. Gartow
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Udo Maury (CDU)
Area
 • Total 28.28 km2 (10.92 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,362
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29471
Dialling codes 05846
Vehicle registration DAN
Website www.gartow.de

Gartow is a municipality in the district Lüchow-Dannenberg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the easternmost tip of Lower Saxony, on the river Elbe, approx. 30 km northeast of Salzwedel, and 20 km west of Wittenberge. Gartow is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Gartow.

At Gartow, there is a facility for FM- and TV-transmission, with two over 300 metre tall guyed masts, the Gartow-Höhbeck transmitter. Until the German reunification this transmitter was also used for the directional radio link to former West-Berlin (counter station: Richtfunkstelle Berlin-Frohnau).

Nearby Gorleben is a proposed deposit for nuclear waste. This led to much controversy and protests in the area.

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