Mescherin

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Mescherin
Mescherin   is located in Germany
Mescherin
Mescherin
Coordinates: 53°15′00″N 14°26′00″E / 53.25°N 14.4333°E / 53.25; 14.4333Coordinates: 53°15′00″N 14°26′00″E / 53.25°N 14.4333°E / 53.25; 14.4333
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Uckermark
Municipal assoc. Gartz (Oder)
Government
 • Mayor Wilfried Burghardt
Area
 • Total 30.96 km2 (11.95 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 791
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16307
Dialling codes 033332
Vehicle registration UM
Website www.gartz.de

Mescherin is a municipality in the Uckermark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is located on the western shore of the Oder river which is the international border to Poland since 1945.

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A road bridge links Mescherin with the Polish-Pomeranian town of Gryfino (Greifenhagen) across the river. The nearest city is Szczecin (Stettin), about 20 km to the north. Mescherin is located on the northern edge of Lower Oder Valley National Park.

On December 31, 2002, the municipalities of Neurochlitz, Radekow and Rosow were incorporated into Mescherin. In Rosow, a 13th-century church serves as a joint German-Polish memorial site for the Flight and expulsion of Germans during and after WWII and the resettlement of Poles from Soviet-occupied Polish territory into eastern German provinces which became Polish in 1945. Rosow was chosen as the Pomeranian village became a border checkpoint of both the federal highway Bundesstraße 2 and the Berlin-Szczecin railway.

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