Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein

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Schleswig
St. Peter's Cathedral
St. Peter's Cathedral
Coat o airms o Schleswig
Coat o airms
Schleswig is locatit in Germany
Schleswig
Schleswig
Location o Schleswig athin Schleswig-Flensburg destrict
Schleswig in SL.PNG
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
KintraGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DestrictSchleswig-Flensburg
Govrenment
 • MayorThorsten Dahl
Area
 • Total24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Tot24,266
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
24837
Diallin codes04621
Vehicle registrationSL
Wabsteidwww.schleswig.de

Schleswig (Dens: Slesvig; Sooth Jutlandic: Sljasvig, archaic Inglis: Sleswick; Low German: Sleswig) is a toun in the northeastren pairt o Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is the caipital o 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 wastren edge o the Schleswig-Holstein Uplands on the transition tae the Geest kintra. The urban aurie ranges frae 0 tae 20 m abuin sea level. Brautsee (lake) is in the toun.

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

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The climate is humid an maritime. The annual mean temperature is 8 °C an 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 nor 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 thair pouer an thair laund became Dens croun laund. efter the Seicont Schleswig War (1864), Schleswig wis annexed bi the Kinrick o Proushie.

Sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Neuwerk gairden wi the Globushaus an Gottorf Castle in the background

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2015] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. "Climate Statistics for Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany". Retrieved August 20, 2012.

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