Nieden

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Nieden
Nieden   is located in Germany
Nieden
Nieden
Coordinates: 53°26′22″N 13°55′21″E / 53.43944°N 13.92250°E / 53.43944; 13.92250Coordinates: 53°26′22″N 13°55′21″E / 53.43944°N 13.92250°E / 53.43944; 13.92250
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Greifswald
Municipal assoc. Uecker-Randow-Tal
Government
 • Mayor Roswitha Retzlaff
Area
 • Total 6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 167
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17309
Dialling codes 039740
Vehicle registration VG
Website www.amt-uecker-randow-tal.de

Nieden

(Polabian Nadam[2]) is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Nieden, one of the smallest towns in the surrounding district, lies on a relatively flat glacial moraine on the east bank of the Uecker river. The town is on the state line of Brandenburg and is about half way between the cities of Pasewalk und Prenzlau.

History[edit]

The first mention of the original name of the town, Nedam was in 1121. Already in the 6th Century Nieden was an important Slavic fortress. To secure the town and surrounding area from Polish attacks, the Duke of Pommerania built s castle in Nieden. In approximately 1600 the estate was inherited by the family von Winterfeld, along with the estates of Schmarsow, Damerow, Spiegelberg, Rollwitz and Züsedom. In the 1920s the family built a field stone manor house featuring a tower and a park of many acres that stretched to the bank of the Uecker river. The manor house burned down in 1945, but the surrounding land is still in possession of the family.

On July 25th, 1952 Nieden, along with several other communities from the province of Brandenburg were reorganized into the district of Neubrandenburg.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2015". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schulz, Erwin (2007). Der Ortsnamen Detektiv: mittelalterliche Siedlungsnamen im Kreis Uecker-Randow (1121-1591) ; Ursprung, Details, Erklärungen ; mit einer Übersicht zu Ortsnamen ab 1600. Schibri-Verlag, p. 29. ISBN 3937895442