Karlsburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Karlsburg Castle
Karlsburg Castle
Coat of arms of Karlsburg
Coat of arms
Karlsburg  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°58′N 13°37′E / 53.967°N 13.617°E / 53.967; 13.617Coordinates: 53°58′N 13°37′E / 53.967°N 13.617°E / 53.967; 13.617
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Greifswald
Municipal assoc. Züssow
 • Mayor Thomas Kohnert
 • Total 28.58 km2 (11.03 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,263
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17495
Dialling codes 038355
Vehicle registration VG
Website www.gemeinde-karlsburg.de

Karlsburg is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

The original name of the place was Gnatzkow. In 1771 King Gustav III of Sweden, then imperially enfeoffed with Swedish Pomerania, renamed the place into Karlsburg after the first name of then seignieurial landlord Carl von Bismarck.