Altenkirchen, Rügen

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Altenkirchen
Parish church of Altenkirchen
Parish church of Altenkirchen
Altenkirchen  is located in Germany
Altenkirchen
Altenkirchen
Location of Altenkirchen within Vorpommern-Rügen district
Altenkirchen in VR.svg
Coordinates: 54°38′10″N 13°20′38″E / 54.63611°N 13.34389°E / 54.63611; 13.34389Coordinates: 54°38′10″N 13°20′38″E / 54.63611°N 13.34389°E / 54.63611; 13.34389
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc. Nord-Rügen
Government
 • Mayor Jutta Sill
Area
 • Total 22.42 km2 (8.66 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 922
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18556
Dialling codes 038391
Vehicle registration RÜG

Altenkirchen is a municipality in the north of the island of Rügen on the Baltic Sea coast of Germany. It is in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

It is the only land access to its eastern neighbour Puttgarden, which includes Kap Arkona, the northernmost point of the island.

It includes the localities of Drewoldke, Gudderitz, Lanckensburg, Mattchow, Schwarbe, Presenske, Wollin and Zühlitz.

Its name derives from its famous parish church, whose construction is believed to have commenced around 1185.

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