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Coat of arms of Flintbek
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Flintbek   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°15′N 10°4′E / 54.250°N 10.067°E / 54.250; 10.067Coordinates: 54°15′N 10°4′E / 54.250°N 10.067°E / 54.250; 10.067
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc. Flintbek
 • Mayor Horst-Dieter Lorenzen
 • Total 17.57 km2 (6.78 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,328
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24220
Dialling codes 04347
Vehicle registration RD
Website www.flintbek.de

Flintbek is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated at the Eider River, approx. 10 km southwest of Kiel. The meaning of the name is controversial, but one possibility is the combination of flint(stone) with the word bek (beck, brook).

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

Possible early evidence of wheeled transport has been found in conserved track trails in Flintbek dated ca. 3,600 BC.[2]


  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2013] (XLS-Datei) (Fortschreibung auf Basis des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German). 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Anthony, David A. (2007). The horse, the wheel, and language: how Bronze-Age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. p. 66. ISBN 0-691-05887-3. 

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