Schleswig-Flensburg

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Schleswig-Flensburg
District
Flag of Schleswig-Flensburg
Flag
Coat of arms of Schleswig-Flensburg
Coat of arms
Schleswig-Holstein SL.svg
Country  Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
Capital Schleswig
Area
 • Total 2,072 km2 (800 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 195,135
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration SL
Website schleswig-flensburg.de

Schleswig-Flensburg (Danish: Slesvig-Flensborg) is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Dithmarschen and Nordfriesland, the Region Syddanmark in Denmark, the city of Flensburg and the Baltic Sea.

History[edit]

Written history in the area began about 800 AD, when the Danish Viking settlement of Haithabu was founded. Later the neighbouring city of Schleswig took the place of Haithabu and became a powerful town in the 11th century. It later lost its power to Lübeck.

The district was established in 1974 by merging the former districts of Flensburg-Land and Schleswig. Due to the proximity of Denmark and the regional history there is a large percentage of Danish inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

The countryside is generally plain. The Schlei, a firth of the Baltic Sea, is the southern border of this district. All the land north of the Schlei and south of Flensburg is called the peninsula of Angeln. Angeln was the ancient home of the Germanic people known as the Angles, who migrated to England in the early Middle Ages.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays two lions, symbolising the old duchy of Schleswig. At the bottom of the arms there is a wavy line symbolising the Baltic Sea and its firths.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

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Independent towns and municipalities
  1. Glücksburg
  2. Kappeln
  3. Schleswig
  4. Handewitt
  5. Harrislee
Ämter
  1. Bollingstedt
  2. Ellingstedt
  3. Hollingstedt
  4. Hüsby
  5. Jübek
  6. Lürschau
  7. Schuby
  8. Silberstedt1
  9. Treia
  1. Eggebek1
  2. Janneby
  3. Jerrishoe
  4. Jörl
  5. Langstedt
  6. Sollerup
  7. Süderhackstedt
  8. Wanderup
  1. Ahneby
  2. Esgrus
  3. Gelting
  4. Hasselberg
  5. Kronsgaard
  6. Maasholm
  7. Nieby
  8. Niesgrau
  9. Pommerby
  10. Rabel
  11. Rabenholz
  12. Stangheck
  13. Steinberg
  14. Steinbergkirche1
  15. Sterup
  16. Stoltebüll
  1. Borgwedel
  2. Busdorf1
  3. Dannewerk
  4. Fahrdorf
  5. Geltorf
  6. Jagel
  7. Lottorf
  8. Selk
  1. Ausacker
  2. Freienwill
  3. Großsolt
  4. Hürup1
  5. Husby
  6. Maasbüll
  7. Tastrup
  1. Arnis2
  2. Grödersby
  3. Oersberg
  4. Rabenkirchen-Faulück
  1. Alt Bennebek
  2. Bergenhusen
  3. Börm
  4. Dörpstedt
  5. Erfde
  6. Groß Rheide
  7. Klein Bennebek
  8. Klein Rheide
  9. Kropp1
  10. Meggerdorf
  11. Norderstapel
  12. Süderstapel
  13. Tetenhusen
  14. Tielen
  15. Wohlde
  1. Dollerup
  2. Grundhof
  3. Langballig1
  4. Munkbrarup
  5. Ringsberg
  6. Wees
  7. Westerholz
  1. Mittelangeln1
  2. Schnarup-Thumby
  3. Sörup
  1. Oeversee
  2. Sieverstedt
  3. Tarp1
  1. Böxlund
  2. Großenwiehe
  3. Hörup
  4. Holt
  5. Jardelund
  6. Lindewitt
  7. Medelby
  8. Meyn
  9. Nordhackstedt
  10. Osterby
  11. Schafflund1
  12. Wallsbüll
  13. Weesby
  1. Böklund1
  2. Brodersby
  3. Goltoft
  4. Havetoft
  5. Idstedt
  6. Klappholz
  7. Neuberend
  8. Nübel
  9. Schaalby
  10. Stolk
  11. Struxdorf
  12. Süderfahrenstedt
  13. Taarstedt
  14. Tolk
  15. Twedt
  16. Uelsby
  1. Böel
  2. Boren
  3. Brebel
  4. Dollrottfeld
  5. Loit
  6. Mohrkirch
  7. Norderbrarup
  8. Nottfeld
  9. Rügge
  10. Saustrup
  11. Scheggerott
  12. Steinfeld
  13. Süderbrarup1
  14. Ulsnis
  15. Wagersrott
1seat of the Amt;2town

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 54°40′N 9°35′E / 54.67°N 9.58°E / 54.67; 9.58