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Coat of arms of Gelting
Coat of arms
Gelting   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°45′N 9°54′E / 54.750°N 9.900°E / 54.750; 9.900Coordinates: 54°45′N 9°54′E / 54.750°N 9.900°E / 54.750; 9.900
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Schleswig-Flensburg
Municipal assoc. Geltinger Bucht
 • Mayor Uwe Linde
 • Total 19.92 km2 (7.69 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,996
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24395
Dialling codes 04643
Vehicle registration SL
Website www.amt-

Gelting is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated near the Baltic Sea, approx. 33 km northeast of Schleswig, and 30 km east of Flensburg.

Gelting is part of the Amt ("collective municipality") Geltinger Bucht.

Shield or Coat of Arms[edit]

St. Katharinen in Gelting, Schleswig Holstein

Heraldic Description:: „The coat of arms is blue under a radiant golden half sun a golden plow with a silver ploughshare.“[2]

Gelting Personalities[edit]

  • Detlev von Ahlefeldt (1612–1686), Military officer, War Commissioner for the Danish King
  • Seneca Freiherr von Gelting (1715-1786), regional landowner
  • Hermann Bendix Todsen (1864–1946), Mayor of Flensburg
  • Herbert Kortum (1907–1979), Scientist; computer scientist and DDR computer pioneer
  • Vera Dietz Motika(1936- ) singer and performer; emigrated to Columbus, Ohio, USA. By the act of emigration, she gave up all chance to obtain a European title.

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