Burg, Dithmarschen

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Burg, Dithmarschen
Coat of arms of Burg, Dithmarschen
Coat of arms
Burg, Dithmarschen   is located in Germany
Burg, Dithmarschen
Burg, Dithmarschen
Coordinates: 54°0′N 9°16′E / 54.000°N 9.267°E / 54.000; 9.267Coordinates: 54°0′N 9°16′E / 54.000°N 9.267°E / 54.000; 9.267
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Dithmarschen
Municipal assoc. Burg-Sankt Michaelisdonn
 • Mayor Werner Hill
 • Total 11.23 km2 (4.34 sq mi)
Elevation 1-65 m (−212 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,147
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25712
Dialling codes 04825
Vehicle registration HEI
Website www.burg-dithmarschen.de

Burg is a municipality in the district of Dithmarschen, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It lies at the rim of the Heide-Itzehoe Geest with parts of the village in the marshland below. It was named after a fortress "Bökelnburg" of which a 9th-century earth wall ring remains. According to legend Burg was the site of a farmer's revolt. They burned down the castle and killed the count who had asked for a "tenth" tribute despite it being a time of drought.