From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Village entrance from the Landesstraße 121
Village entrance from the Landesstraße 121
Wiedenborstel   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°3′0″N 9°46′0″E / 54.05000°N 9.76667°E / 54.05000; 9.76667Coordinates: 54°3′0″N 9°46′0″E / 54.05000°N 9.76667°E / 54.05000; 9.76667
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Steinburg
Municipal assoc. Kellinghusen
 • Mayor Heidi Lemmerbrock
 • Total 4.52 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12
 • Density 2.7/km2 (6.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24613
Dialling codes 04873
Vehicle registration IZ
Website www.kellinghausen.de

Wiedenborstel is a municipality in the district of Steinburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


The village is located approximately 12 km north of Kellinghusen, and 10 km west of Neumünster, in the center of Naturpark Aukrug.


Wiedenborstel, with only 8 inhabitants (as of 31 March 2010), is the least populated municipality in Germany. All of the inhabitants belong to the same family. In 1910, Wiedenborstel had 119 inhabitants.[2] Officially, by 31 December 2012, there were 12 inhabitants. It was no longer the least populous municipality in Germany, having lost that distinction to Gröde (with 11 inhabitants), and tied with Dierfeld (also with 12 inhabitants). Wiedenborstel, however, still holds the distinction of being the least densely populated municipality in Germany as of that date.


External links[edit]

Media related to Wiedenborstel at Wikimedia Commons