Zichow

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Zichow
Zichow Castle with medieval keep
Zichow Castle with medieval keep
Zichow   is located in Germany
Zichow
Zichow
Coordinates: 53°11′00″N 14°02′00″E / 53.18333°N 14.03333°E / 53.18333; 14.03333Coordinates: 53°11′00″N 14°02′00″E / 53.18333°N 14.03333°E / 53.18333; 14.03333
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Uckermark
Municipal assoc. Gramzow
Government
 • Mayor Martin Röthke
Area
 • Total 32.15 km2 (12.41 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 632
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16306
Dialling codes 039861
Vehicle registration UM
Website www.amtgramzow.de

Zichow is a municipality in the Uckermark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is part of the Amt ("municipal federation") Gramzow.

Geography[edit]

Zichow is located within the historic Uckermark region. The municipal area comprises Zichow proper and the civil parishes (Ortsteile) of Fredersdorf and Golm, incorporated in 2001.

History[edit]

The former Slavic settlement of Zichow in the Margraviate of Brandenburg was first mentioned in a 1288 deed, issued by the Premonstratensian monks of nearby Gramzow Abbey. A fortress was erected at the site during the 13th century German Ostsiedlung migration. In 1354 Elector Louis II of Brandenburg ceded Zichow and Golm to the bordering Duchy of Pomerania.

Re-acquired by Elector Frederick II in 1447, the estates were enfeoffed to several Brandenburgian noble dynasties. All three parishes suffered from extended devastations during the Thirty Years' War. Zichow Castle was rebuilt in a Baroque style after a blaze in 1745.

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