Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein

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Schleswig
St. Peter's Cathedral

Coat of arms
Schleswig is located in Germany
Schleswig
Schleswig
Coordinates: 54°31′05″N 9°34′13″E / 54.51806°N 9.57028°E / 54.51806; 9.57028Coordinates: 54°31′05″N 9°34′13″E / 54.51806°N 9.57028°E / 54.51806; 9.57028
Kintra Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
Destrict Schleswig-Flensburg
Government
 • Mayor Thorsten Dahl
Area
 • Total 24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2011-12-31)[1]
 • Total 24,133
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24837
Diallin codes 04621
Vehicle registration SL
Website www.schleswig.de

Schleswig (Dens: Slesvig; Sooth Jutlandic: Sljasvig, archaic Inglis: Sleswick; Law German: Sleswig) is a toun in the northeastren pairt o Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is the caipital of the Kreis (destrict) Schleswig-Flensburg. It haes a population o aboot 27,000, the main industries bein leather an fuid processin. It taks its name frae the Schlei, an inlet o the Easter Seas at the end o which it sits, an "vik" or "vig" which means bay in the auld Viking leid an modren Dens leid. Schleswig or Slesvig tharefore means bay o the Schlei. (Thare is a suggestion that the state's namesake an the term Slesvig oreeginatit frae a tribe o Wast Slavs who livit in "Slavsvick" atween the 5t century an 10t century AD an aw.)

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety lees at the wastren end o the Schlei Förde, which separates the twa peninsulas o Angeln an Schwansen an is on the western edge of the Schleswig-Holstein Uplands on the transition to the Geest country. The urban area ranges from 0 to 20 m above sea level. Brautsee (lake) is in the town.

The nearest major ceeties are Flensburg, Husum an Kiel. Autobahn 7 runs immediately west of the city. Highways 76 an 77 end in Schleswig and B 201 runs tae the north o the toun. Schleswig station is a stop for InterCity and Intercity-Express trains and is on the Hamburg–Neumünster–Flensburg and Husum–Kiel lines.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The climate is humid and maritime. The annual mean temperature is 8°C and precipitation averages 925 mm.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Schleswig in 1600

The Viking dounset o Hedeby, locatit sooth o the modren toun, wis first mentioned in 804. It wis a pouerful dounset in the Easter region, dominatin the aurie for mair than 200 years. In 1050, follaein several destructions, the population wis muivit tae the opposite shore o the Schlei, becomin the ceety o Schleswig. In 1066 Hedeby wis feenally destroyed, an Schleswig remained as a pairt o the Dens kinrick.

In 1544 Gottorf Castle became the residence o the local rulers. The dukes o Gottorf wur vassals o the Dens keengs an ruled ower hintle o present day Schleswig-Holstein. In 1721, when the Great Northren War endit, the dukes o Gottorf lost their pouer an their laund became Dens croun laund. efter the Seicont Schleswig War (1864), Schleswig wis annexed bi the Kinrick o Proushie.

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Neuwerk garden wi the Globushaus an Gottorf Castle in the background

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