Pasewalk

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Pasewalk
St. Mary in the center of Pasewalk
St. Mary in the center of Pasewalk
Coat of arms of Pasewalk
Coat of arms
Pasewalk   is located in Germany
Pasewalk
Pasewalk
Coordinates: 53°30′N 14°00′E / 53.500°N 14.000°E / 53.500; 14.000Coordinates: 53°30′N 14°00′E / 53.500°N 14.000°E / 53.500; 14.000
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Greifswald
Government
 • Mayor Sandra Nachtweih (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 54.99 km2 (21.23 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,535
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17309
Dialling codes 03973
Vehicle registration VG, PW
Website www.pasewalk.de

Pasewalk (German pronunciation: [ˈpaːzəvalk]) is a town in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. Located on the Uecker river, it is the capital of the former Uecker-Randow district, and the seat of the Uecker-Randow-Tal Amt of which it is not part.

History[edit]

Pasewalk became a town during the 12th century and was soon a member of the Hanseatic League. In 1359 it passed to the Duke of Pomerania. Frequently ravaged during the wars which devastated the district, it was plundered several times by Imperial troops during the Thirty Years' War. In 1657 it was burned down by the Poles and in 1713 by the Russians. In the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 it was given to Sweden, but in 1676 it was conquered by Brandenburg. In 1720, in the Peace of Stockholm, it was finally assigned to Brandenburg-Prussia. The town is famous for having been surrendered to the French without a fight during the War of the Fourth Coalition, despite them being way less numerous than the defenders of the city. On the day World War I ended, the future dictator of Germany Adolf Hitler was being treated here after being wounded by a gas attack. During the Battle of Berlin, part of World War II, Pasewalk was captured by troops of the 2nd Belorussian Front of the Red Army on 28 April 1945.

Mayors of Pasewalk[edit]

  • 1905–1917 Wilhelm Prüter
  • 1917–1937 Dr. Willy Peppler (1880-1957)
  • 1937–1942 Malsfey
  • 1942 Klingbeil
  • 1942–? Hans-Heinrich Wentzlaff-Eggebert (born 1894, died ?)
  • 1945–? Hermann Bülow
  • 1945–1949 Erich Pretzer (1882-1968)
  • 1950–1961 Helene Medrow (1902-1976)
  • 1961–1974 Eberhard Schmidt (1924-2010)
  • around 1982 Börner
  • 1986–1990 Bärbel Steinmüller (born 1948)
  • 1990–1994 Heinz-Georg Eckleben (born 1945), independent
  • 1994–2002 Wilfried Sieber (born 1941), CDU
  • 2002–2014 Rainer Dambach (1952-2013), independent
  • November 2013-May 2014 Gudrun Baganz, temporary
  • since May 2014 Sandra Nachtweih (born 1975), independent

Einwohnerentwicklung[edit]

Year Inhabitants
1618 ca. 2.000 [2]
1648 ca. 250 [2]
1740 2.401 [3]
1812 3.888 [3]
1848 ca. 6.500 [4]
1852 6.586 [3]
1880 9.469 [4]
1885 9.514 [4]
1895 9.788 [4]
Year Inhabitants
1900 10.299 [5]
1919 11.041 [6]
1925 11.768 [4]
1933 12.582 [2]
1939 12.568 [7]
1955 12.597 [8]
1980 15.366 [9]
1985 15.881 [10]
1990 15.516 [11]
1995 13.932 [11]
Year Inhabitants
2010 11.319 [11]
2015 10.535 [11]

Born in Pasewalk[edit]

Georg von Kameke
  • Georg von Kameke (1817-1893), Prussian General of the Infantry and War Ministers
  • Erich Paulun (1862-1909), founder of the Tongji Hospital Shanghai, former naval surgeon
  • Erich Hamann (born 1944), German footballer and former player of the GDR national football team
  • Rainer Knaak (born 1953), German chess player
  • Chris Gueffroy (1968-1989), penultimate death sacrifice on the Berlin Wall

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as oceanic (Cfb).[12]

Climate data for Pasewalk
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.1
(34)
2.1
(35.8)
6.9
(44.4)
12.6
(54.7)
18
(64)
21.5
(70.7)
22.8
(73)
22.6
(72.7)
18.6
(65.5)
12.8
(55)
6.9
(44.4)
3
(37)
12.41
(54.27)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
3.4
(38.1)
8.2
(46.8)
13
(55)
16.6
(61.9)
18.2
(64.8)
17.8
(64)
14.3
(57.7)
9.6
(49.3)
4.5
(40.1)
0.9
(33.6)
8.72
(47.66)
Average low °C (°F) −3.6
(25.5)
−3.3
(26.1)
0
(32)
3.8
(38.8)
8
(46)
11.7
(53.1)
13.6
(56.5)
13.1
(55.6)
10.1
(50.2)
6.5
(43.7)
2.1
(35.8)
−1.2
(29.8)
5.07
(41.09)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38
(1.5)
29
(1.14)
33
(1.3)
38
(1.5)
51
(2.01)
60
(2.36)
63
(2.48)
57
(2.24)
48
(1.89)
41
(1.61)
45
(1.77)
44
(1.73)
547
(21.53)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 16m)[12]

International relations[edit]

Pasewalk is twinned with:[13]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Pasewalk at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]