Oeversee

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Oeversee
Coat of arms of Oeversee
Coat of arms
Oeversee   is located in Germany
Oeversee
Oeversee
Coordinates: 54°42′23″N 09°26′10″E / 54.70639°N 9.43611°E / 54.70639; 9.43611Coordinates: 54°42′23″N 09°26′10″E / 54.70639°N 9.43611°E / 54.70639; 9.43611
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Schleswig-Flensburg
Municipal assoc. Oeversee
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Heinrich Jensen-Hansen (CDU)
Area
 • Total 36.35 km2 (14.03 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,362
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24987–24988
Dialling codes 04630 & 04638
Vehicle registration SL
Website www.amtoeversee.de

Oeversee (Danish: Oversø) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 10 km south of Flensburg. The Oeversee municipality was merged with Sankelmark on March 1, 2008. The new municipality is, however, still called Oeversee.

Oeversee is part of the Amt ("collective municipality") Oeversee. The seat of the Amt is located in Tarp, which is close to Idstedt and Stolk, among other smaller towns in the area.

The area was the place of many battles between the Germans and the Danes. The village of Oeversee (or to be more precise, Sankelmark) witnessed, for example, a battle between Austrian and Danish forces in the Second Schleswig War on February 6, 1864. There are still annual memorial services held for this event and celebrating the helpfulness of the citizens of Flensburg.
The Austrian city of Graz named an alley and a school after Oeversee in recognition of this event, as the Austrian troops had been based in Graz. Returning the favor, Oeversee named a public square after Graz (Grazer Platz).

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