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Strasburg (Uckermark)

 

Strasburg (Uckermark)

Not to be confused with Strasbourg.
Strasburg

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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 Template:Link if exists
Subdivisions 11
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Raulin (SPD)
Area
 • Total 86.83 km2 (33.53 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,122
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17335
Dialling codes 039753
Vehicle registration UER
Website www.strasburg.de

Strasburg (officially: Strasburg (Uckermark), Polish Strażno[2]) is a town in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is situated in the historic Uckermark region, about 16 km (9.9 mi) 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

Strasburg, Germany is twinned with:

References

Template:Towns and municipalities in Vorpommern-Greifswald (district)


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