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Old town of Stralsund as seen from St. Mary's church
Old town of Stralsund as seen from St. Mary's church
Coat of arms of Stralsund
Coordinates missing!
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen
Lord Mayor Alexander Badrow (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 38.97 km2 (15.05 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m  (43 ft)
Population  57,670  (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density 1,480 /km2 (3,833 /sq mi)
Founded 1234
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HST
Postal codes 18435, 18437, 18439
Area code 03831
Location of the town of Stralsund within Vorpommern-Rügen district
Stralsund, Altstadt (2011-05-21) 4.JPG

Stralsund is a town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany on the south coast of the Strelasund (a sound of the Baltic Sea separating the island of Rügen from the mainland).[2]

In 1293 Stralsund became a member of the Hanseatic League.[2]

From 1949 until German Reunification in 1990, Stralsund was part of the German Democratic Republic.

Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar *
Nikolaikirche Rathaus HST.jpg
Country Germany
Criteriaii, iv
Region **Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription2002 (26th Session)


  1. Population data Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 Britannica Online Encyclopedia, "Stralsund" (city), 2007, webpage: EB-Stralsund.

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