Peitz

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Peitz
Coat of arms of Peitz
Coat of arms
Peitz   is located in Germany
Peitz
Peitz
Coordinates: 51°52′00″N 14°25′00″E / 51.86667°N 14.41667°E / 51.86667; 14.41667Coordinates: 51°52′00″N 14°25′00″E / 51.86667°N 14.41667°E / 51.86667; 14.41667
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Spree-Neiße
Municipal assoc. Peitz
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Schulze (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 13.38 km2 (5.17 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,420
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 03185
Dialling codes 035601
Vehicle registration SPN
Website www.peitz.de

Peitz (Lower Sorbian Picnjo) is a town in the district of Spree-Neiße, in southeastern Brandenburg, Germany.

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Former dairy in Peitz

It is situated 13 km northeast of Cottbus. Surrounded by freshwater lakes, it is well known for its fishing industry. The town was at once time on the border between the states of Brandenburg and Saxony, and was formerly protected by strong artillery fortifications built in brick, dating from the 16th century. Only small parts of these remain.

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Media related to Peitz at Wikimedia Commons