Wartenburg (Kemberg)

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Wartenburg
Stadtteil of Kemberg
Wartenburg is located in Germany
Wartenburg
Wartenburg
Coordinates: 51°48′41″N 12°46′53″E / 51.81139°N 12.78139°E / 51.81139; 12.78139Coordinates: 51°48′41″N 12°46′53″E / 51.81139°N 12.78139°E / 51.81139; 12.78139
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Wittenberg
Town Kemberg
Area
 • Total 15.67 km2 (6.05 sq mi)
Elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 796
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06901
Dialling codes 034927
Vehicle registration WB
Website www.vwg-kemberg.de

Wartenburg is a village and a former municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the town Kemberg.

Geography[edit]

Wartenburg lies about 12 km southeast of Lutherstadt Wittenberg on the Elbe.

History[edit]

Wartenburg had its first documentary mention in 1176 under the name Wardenberch. The community has become well known for the engagement and successful crossing of the Elbe by Prussian and Russian troops under General Yorck von Wartenburg in 1813, late in the Napoleonic Wars once they were into a phase known in Germany as the Wars of Liberation. For his success in battle, Yorck was awarded the title of Honorary Count of Wartenburg.

Politics[edit]

The municipal council is made up of eight councillors.

Economy and transportation[edit]

Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 187 between Jessen and Wittenberg is about 4 km away.

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