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Nikolaikirche (St. Nicolas's church)
Nikolaikirche (St. Nicolas's church)
Coat of arms of Stralsund
Coordinates 54°18′0″N 13°5′0″E / 54.30000°N 13.08333°E / 54.30000; 13.08333
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Alexander Badrow (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 38.97 km2 (15.05 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m  (43 ft)
Population  57,613  (31 December 2006)[1]
 - Density 1,478 /km2 (3,829 /sq mi)
Founded 1234
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HST
Postal codes 18435, 18437, 18439
Area code 03831
Stralsund, Altstadt (2011-05-21) 4.JPG

Stralsund is a city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, situated at the southern 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 *
Stralsund: Old Market Square with the Town Hall and the Nikolaikirche
Country Germany
Criteriaii, iv
Region **Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription2002 (26th Session)


  1. Population data
  2. 2.0 2.1 Britannica Online Encyclopedia, "Stralsund" (city), 2007, webpage: EB-Stralsund.

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