Lenzen (Elbe)

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Lenzen (Elbe)
Coat of arms of Lenzen (Elbe)
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Lenzen (Elbe)   is located in Germany
Lenzen (Elbe)
Lenzen (Elbe)
Coordinates: 53°05′28″N 11°28′24″E / 53.09111°N 11.47333°E / 53.09111; 11.47333Coordinates: 53°05′28″N 11°28′24″E / 53.09111°N 11.47333°E / 53.09111; 11.47333
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Prignitz
Municipal assoc. Lenzen-Elbtalaue
Subdivisions 9 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Christian Steinkopf (CDU)
Area
 • Total 95.75 km2 (36.97 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,293
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19309
Dialling codes 038792
Vehicle registration PR
Website www.lenzenelbe.de

Lenzen (Elbe) is a small town in the district of Prignitz, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is part of the Amt Lenzen-Elbtalaue.

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Lenzen is situated near the Elbe, approx. 20 km northwest of Wittenberge. It was the scene of an early victory by the Germans over the Wends in 929. Frederick Count of Zollern confiscated it from the von Quitzow family in 1420 for their part in the uprising of the Wendish nobility, and mortgaged it to Otto von Blumenthal. He redeemed the mortgage and restored the von Quitzows in 1422.

Another Lenzen is an Old Prussian site in (former) East-Prussia near the Baltic Sea.

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