Schwanheide

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Schwanheide
Schwanheide   is located in Germany
Schwanheide
Schwanheide
Coordinates: 53°25′N 10°40′E / 53.417°N 10.667°E / 53.417; 10.667Coordinates: 53°25′N 10°40′E / 53.417°N 10.667°E / 53.417; 10.667
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Ludwigslust-Parchim
Municipal assoc. Boizenburg-Land
Subdivisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Gerd Altenburg
Area
 • Total 26.51 km2 (10.24 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 704
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19258
Dialling codes 038842, 038847
Vehicle registration LWL
Website www.amtboizenburgland.de

Schwanheide is a municipality in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

History[edit]

Between 1945 and 1990 Schwanheide served as East German inner German border crossing for rail transport. The crossing was open for trains travelling between the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany (till 1949, thereafter the East German Democratic Republic, or West Berlin and the British zone of occupation (till 1949) and thereafter the West German Federal Republic of Germany. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, that between West Germany and West Berlin followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972).

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