Garz (Usedom)

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Garz
Old church (Saalkirche) in Garz
Old church (Saalkirche) in Garz
Garz is located in Germany
Garz
Garz
Coordinates: 53°53′N 14°10′E / 53.883°N 14.167°E / 53.883; 14.167Coordinates: 53°53′N 14°10′E / 53.883°N 14.167°E / 53.883; 14.167
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Greifswald
Municipal assoc. Usedom-Süd
Government
 • Mayor Karl-Heinz Schiefelbein
Area
 • Total 10.04 km2 (3.88 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 250
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17419
Dialling codes 038376
Vehicle registration OVP
Website www.usedom.de/garz

Garz (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʁts]) is a small municipality on the island of Usedom in the Vorpommern-Greifswald landkreis in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Adjacent to the town is the regional Heringsdorf Airport, before border controls between Poland and Germany were abolished in 2007 in accordance with the Schengen agreement a border checkpoint with Świnoujście restricted to pedestrian/bicycle/bus traffic existed briefly.

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