Wittenburg

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Wittenburg
Coat of arms of Wittenburg
Coat of arms
Wittenburg   is located in Germany
Wittenburg
Wittenburg
Coordinates: 53°30′N 11°04′E / 53.500°N 11.067°E / 53.500; 11.067Coordinates: 53°30′N 11°04′E / 53.500°N 11.067°E / 53.500; 11.067
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Ludwigslust-Parchim
Municipal assoc. Wittenburg
Founded 1230
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Hebinck
Area
 • Total 80.00 km2 (30.89 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,046
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19243
Dialling codes 038852
Vehicle registration LWL
Website www.wittenburg.de
Town hall of Wittenburg

Wittenburg is a town in the district Ludwigslust-Parchim in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Population 6,092, area 80.0 km². Wittenburg should not be confused with the much bigger Wittenberg.

Wittenburg has been the seat of the Amt of Wittenburg since January 2004. It is in the west of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and lies on the little river Motel.

The settlements of Helm, Klein Wolde, Wölzow, Lehsen, Körchow and Ziggelmark are part of Wittenburg. Wittenburg was first mentioned in 1154 and gained town privileges in 1230.

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