|• Lord mayor||Roland Methling (Ind.)|
|• Total||181.44 km2 (70.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||13 m (43 ft)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
18001 – 18147
It has over 200,000 people (204,260 in December 2011) and an old university (founded in 1419). The town is on the river Warnow. The mayor is Roland Methling. The city today carries the name Hansestadt (Hanseatic city) in memory of its history, where it has been an important part of the Hanseatic League. The architecture of the city and the region is influenced by this historic period.
Rostock is on the Baltic Sea. It has an important harbor. A district of the city, Warnemünde, is famous for its long beaches. It has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification).
- "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2016". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). January 2018.
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Statistical Office. "Population of the districts Ämter and Municipalities, 30.06.2006" (PDF) (in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
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