Küstriner Vorland

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Küstriner Vorland
Fort Gorgast
Fort Gorgast
Coat of arms of Küstriner Vorland
Coat of arms
Küstriner Vorland   is located in Germany
Küstriner Vorland
Küstriner Vorland
Coordinates: 52°34′06″N 14°36′35″E / 52.56833°N 14.60972°E / 52.56833; 14.60972Coordinates: 52°34′06″N 14°36′35″E / 52.56833°N 14.60972°E / 52.56833; 14.60972
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Märkisch-Oderland
Municipal assoc. Golzow
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Korb (WG IGKV)
Area
 • Total 45.97 km2 (17.75 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,606
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15328
Dialling codes 033472
Vehicle registration MOL
Website www.kuestriner-vorland.de

Küstriner Vorland (Polish Kostrzyn) is a municipality in the district Märkisch-Oderland, in Brandenburg, Germany at the border with Poland.

History[edit]

It was established on January 1, 1998 by the merger of Küstrin-Kietz with the villages of Gorgast and Manschnow. Küstriner Vorland is part of the Amt ("municipal federation") Golzow.

The settlement of Küstrin-Kietz formed the western part of Küstrin (Polish Kostrzyn nad Odrą today) until it was split off by the implementation of the Oder-Neisse line in 1945. The town's quarters west of the Oder River then belonged to East Germany and were renamed Kietz in 1954. In a 1991 vote the inhabitants chose to readopt the historic denotation.

The incorporated village of Gorgast (Polish Gorgoszcz[2]), once a commandry of the Order of Saint John, features a historic fort finished in 1889 in addition to the Küstrin fortification system and a park laid out according to plans by Peter Joseph Lenné.

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal assambly (Gemeinderat) as of 2008 elections:

Transportation[edit]

The border crossing at Küstrin-Kietz is the eastern terminus of the Bundesstraße 1 federal highway from Aachen via Berlin. It is continued by the Polish national road No. 22 to Gorzów Wielkopolski and Elbląg.

Küstrin-Kietz as well as Gorgast also have access to local trains running on the former Prussian Eastern Railway from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Kostrzyn.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Küstriner Vorland at Wikimedia Commons