Kessin

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For Kessin in Western Pomerania, see Groß Kiesow.
Kessin
Ortsteil of Dummerstorf
Location of Kessin within the former district of Bad Doberan
Kessin in DBR.png
Kessin is located in Germany
Kessin
Kessin
Kessin is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Kessin
Kessin
Coordinates: 54°4′N 12°11′E / 54.067°N 12.183°E / 54.067; 12.183Coordinates: 54°4′N 12°11′E / 54.067°N 12.183°E / 54.067; 12.183
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictRostock
MunicipalityDummerstorf
Area
 • Total10.97 km2 (4.24 sq mi)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total1,494
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18196
Dialling codes0381, 038208
Vehicle registrationDBR
WebsiteAmt Warnow-Ost

Kessin is a village and a former municipality in the district of Rostock, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Since 7 June 2009, it is part of the municipality Dummerstorf.

A group of West Slavic people affiliated with the Veleti tribe settled Kessini in the 8th century. Known as the Kessinians, linguistically, they belonged to the Polabian Slavs.

A large part of the plot of Theodor Fontane’s realist novel "Effi Briest" takes place in a fictional town named Kessin, which is said to be in Farther Pomerania.

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