Grömitz

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Grömitz
Coat of arms of Grömitz
Coat of arms
Grömitz   is located in Germany
Grömitz
Grömitz
Coordinates: 54°09′13″N 10°57′27″E / 54.15361°N 10.95750°E / 54.15361; 10.95750Coordinates: 54°09′13″N 10°57′27″E / 54.15361°N 10.95750°E / 54.15361; 10.95750
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Ostholstein
Government
 • Mayor Mark Burmeister
Area
 • Total 51.08 km2 (19.72 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,913
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 23743
Dialling codes 04562
Vehicle registration OH

Grömitz is a municipality in the district of Ostholstein, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the Bay of Lübeck, approx. 35 km northeast of Lübeck, and 23 km east of Eutin.

Grömitz is a settlement on the Baltic Sea. In fair weather one can see buildings on the circa 15 kilometer distant shore.[clarification needed]

The town name contains the Slavic root grom ("thunder") and means "a place of thunder".

There were three Ligers in the local zoo, but the last one had to be put to rest in February 2008.[2]

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