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Greifswald

town in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Greifswald is officially known as Universitäts- und Hansestadt Greifswald, which means University and Hanseatic Town of Greifswald (from German Greif, "griffin", and Wald, "forest"). It is a town in northeastern Germany.

Greifswald
Town Hall (red) and Cathedral
Town Hall (red) and Cathedral
Coat of arms of Greifswald
Coat of arms
Location of Greifswald
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictVorpommern-Greifswald
Subdivisions16 boroughs
Government
 • Lord MayorStefan Fassbinder (Greens)
Area
 • Total50.81 km2 (19.62 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total53,434
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
17489-17493
Dialling codes03834
Vehicle registrationHGW
Websitewww.greifswald.de

The town is on the Baltic Sea, about 200 km (124.3 mi) to the north of Berlin in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The population is roughly 55,000, including about 11,500 students and some 5,000 employees of the University of Greifswald.

Till September 4, 2011 Greifswald was a urban district.

City councilEdit

The city council is elected for five year terms. Since the last election in 2014, the 43 city council seats are allocated as follows:

Town twinningEdit

Notable people from GreifswaldEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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