Aukrug

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Aukrug
Church in Aukrug
Church in Aukrug
Coat of arms of Aukrug
Coat of arms
Location of Aukrug within Rendsburg-Eckernförde district
Aukrug in RD.png
Aukrug is located in Germany
Aukrug
Aukrug
Aukrug is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Aukrug
Aukrug
Coordinates: 54°4′N 9°46′E / 54.067°N 9.767°E / 54.067; 9.767Coordinates: 54°4′N 9°46′E / 54.067°N 9.767°E / 54.067; 9.767
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictRendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc.Mittelholstein
Government
 • MayorNils Kuhnke (CDU)
Area
 • Total49.9 km2 (19.3 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,803
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
24613
Dialling codes04873
Vehicle registrationRD
Websitewww.amt-aukrug.de

Aukrug is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 13 km west of Neumünster, and 35 km southwest of Kiel.

Geography[edit]

Aukrug is the seat of the Amt ("collective municipality") Aukrug.

The location of Aukrug is south of the municipality of Mörel or Gnutz, but east of Hohenwestedt, and west of Wasbek or Ehndorf.

History[edit]

Innien, the oldest part of the municipality, appears in a surviving record from as far back as 1128. The name Aukrug comes from "in de Aukrögen", using the "Plattdeutsch" (low German) of the region, and means something along the lines of "in the folds of the flood plain".

Tönsheide Forest[edit]

The Tönsheide Forest lies east of Aukrug specialist hospital and is a nature reserve with an area of 67 hectares (170 acres). It consists of large areas of near-natural woodland with scattered with areas of heath.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Aukrug at Wikimedia Commons