Altenkirchen, Rügen

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Altenkirchen
Parish church of Altenkirchen
Parish church of Altenkirchen
Location of Altenkirchen within Vorpommern-Rügen district
Altenkirchen in VR.svg
Altenkirchen is located in Germany
Altenkirchen
Altenkirchen
Altenkirchen is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Altenkirchen
Altenkirchen
Coordinates: 54°38′10″N 13°20′38″E / 54.63611°N 13.34389°E / 54.63611; 13.34389Coordinates: 54°38′10″N 13°20′38″E / 54.63611°N 13.34389°E / 54.63611; 13.34389
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictVorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc.Nord-Rügen
Government
 • MayorJutta Sill
Area
 • Total22.42 km2 (8.66 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total907
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18556
Dialling codes038391
Vehicle registrationRÜG

Altenkirchen is a municipality in the north of the island of Rügen on the Baltic Sea coast of Germany. It is in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

It is the only land access to its eastern neighbour Puttgarden, which includes Kap Arkona, the northernmost point of the island.

It includes the localities of Drewoldke, Gudderitz, Lanckensburg, Mattchow, Schwarbe, Presenske, Wollin and Zühlitz.

Its name derives from its famous parish church, whose construction is believed to have commenced around 1185.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.

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