Strasburg, Germany

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Strasburg
Saint Mary Church
Saint Mary Church
Coat of arms of Strasburg
Coat of arms
Strasburg  is located in Germany
Strasburg
Strasburg
Coordinates: 53°30′N 13°45′E / 53.500°N 13.750°E / 53.500; 13.750Coordinates: 53°30′N 13°45′E / 53.500°N 13.750°E / 53.500; 13.750
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Greifswald
Government
 • Mayor Karina Dörk
Area
 • Total 86.84 km2 (33.53 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,982
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17335
Dialling codes 039753
Vehicle registration VG, SBG
Website www.strasburg.de

Strasburg (officially: Strasburg (Uckermark)) is a town in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is situated in the historic Uckermark region, about 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) west of Pasewalk, and 33 kilometres (21 miles) east of Neubrandenburg.

Straceburch was established in 1267 by Duke Barnim I of Pomerania at a strategically important site near the border with Mecklenburg in the west and the Margraviate of Brandenburg in the south. It was given town privileges and settled with Germans in the course of the Ostsiedlung. The region was affected by the enduring Brandenburg–Pomeranian conflict, and after the Hohenzollern elector Frederick II of Brandenburg had campaigned the territory, the Pomeranian dukes finally were forced to cede Strasburg to him according to the 1479 Treaty of Prenzlau.

The town remained a part of the Prussian Province of Brandenburg, until in 1952 the East German government established the Bezirk Neubrandenburg comprising the former Brandenburg towns of Prenzlau, Templin and Strasburg. Strasburg then was the capital of a district in its own right, which after the East German Peaceful Revolution of 1989 became part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Wolfgang Samuel's war memoir, German Boy, is partly set in Strasburg, where Samuel and his mother lived from March 1945 to December 1946.


International relations[edit]

Strasburg, Germany is twinned with:

Personalities[edit]

  • Gerd-Paul von Below (1892-1953), officer in the First World War, Major general of the reserves in the Second World War
  • Heinz Kindermann (born 1942), veterinary physician, politician (SPD) and deputy of the European Parliament 1994-2009

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