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Coat of arms of Wittenburg
Coat of arms
Wittenburg   is located in Germany
Location of Wittenburg within Ludwigslust-Parchim district
Wittenburg in LUP.svg
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
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Ludwigslust-Parchim
Municipal assoc. Wittenburg
Founded 1230
 • Mayor Dr. Margret Seemann (SPD)
 • Total 80.00 km2 (30.89 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,355
 • Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19243
Dialling codes 038852
Vehicle registration LWL, LUP
Website www.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. 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



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