Gustow

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Gustow
Inside the church of Gustow
Inside the church of Gustow
Gustow   is located in Germany
Gustow
Gustow
Coordinates: 54°17′N 13°13′E / 54.283°N 13.217°E / 54.283; 13.217Coordinates: 54°17′N 13°13′E / 54.283°N 13.217°E / 54.283; 13.217
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc. Bergen auf Rügen
Government
 • Mayor Bernhard Kirchner
Area
 • Total 28.44 km2 (10.98 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 636
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18574
Dialling codes 038307
Vehicle registration RÜG

Gustow is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

History[edit]

Partial view of Gustow with the Sühnestein by the churchyard wall

The place name comes from the Slavic Gostov and means "place of Gost". Until the 18th century the farm and village belonged to von den Ostens at Plüggentin. In 1324 Vitslav III sold a widow from Barnekow a pension, which fell in 1330 to Bergen auf Rügen Abbey.

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Media related to Gustow at Wikimedia Commons