Wittenburg

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Wittenburg
Coat of arms of Wittenburg
Coat of arms
Location of Wittenburg within Ludwigslust-Parchim district
Wittenburg in LUP.svg
Wittenburg is located in Germany
Wittenburg
Wittenburg
Wittenburg is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Wittenburg
Wittenburg
Coordinates: 53°30′N 11°04′E / 53.500°N 11.067°E / 53.500; 11.067Coordinates: 53°30′N 11°04′E / 53.500°N 11.067°E / 53.500; 11.067
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictLudwigslust-Parchim
Municipal assoc.Wittenburg
Founded1230
Government
 • MayorDr. Margret Seemann (SPD)
Area
 • Total80.00 km2 (30.89 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,306
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
19243
Dialling codes038852
Vehicle registrationLWL, LUP
Websitewww.wittenburg.de
Town hall of Wittenburg

Wittenburg is a town in the district Ludwigslust-Parchim in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Population 6,092, area 80.0 km².

Wittenburg has been the seat of the Amt of Wittenburg since January 2004. It is in the west of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and lies on the little river Motel.

The settlements of Helm, Klein Wolde, Wölzow, Lehsen, Körchow and Ziggelmark are part of Wittenburg.

At the beginning of the 12th century, Wittenburg belonged to the territory of the Polaben Obotrites. Wittenburg was first mentioned in 1154 and gained town privileges in 1230.

Number of inhabitants[edit]

Year Inhabitants
1496 500-600
1644 only 100 (Thirty years war)
1857 3.100
1920 3.359
1989 6.000
2000 5.161
2006 4.924
2015 6.385

Notable people[edit]

  • Harald Ringstorff (born 1939), politician (SPD).
  • Martin Luther (Born 1483), Reformer during The Reformation. Martin Luther is from Wittenberg not Wittenburg.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2017". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). October 2018.

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