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Kneese   is located in Germany
Location of Kneese within Nordwestmecklenburg district
Kneese in NWM 2011.svg
Coordinates: 53°38′N 10°58′E / 53.633°N 10.967°E / 53.633; 10.967Coordinates: 53°38′N 10°58′E / 53.633°N 10.967°E / 53.633; 10.967
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Nordwestmecklenburg
Municipal assoc. Gadebusch
 • Mayor Hans-Jürgen Hoffmann
 • Total 15.89 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 342
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19205
Dialling codes 038876
Vehicle registration NWM

Kneese is a municipality in the south west of the Nordwestmecklenburg district, in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The municipality is governed by the government office Gadebusch in the city Gadebusch.


The municipality Kneese is located close to the border of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein in the hilly regions between Gadebusch and the lake Schaalsee. The border line passes the Bernstorfer pond and the Niendorfer pond. Both ponds are part of the lake Schaalsees. The region around Kneese is part of the biosphere reserve Schaalsee which is certified by the UNESCO. In the south the municipality is bordered to the district Ludwigslust.

The villages Dutzow and Sandfeld are part of the municipality.