Trittau

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Trittau
TrittauerMuehle.jpg
Coat of arms of Trittau
Trittau is located in Germany
Trittau
Coordinates53°37′0″N 10°24′0″E / 53.616667°N 10.4°E / 53.616667; 10.4Coordinates: 53°37′0″N 10°24′0″E / 53.616667°N 10.4°E / 53.616667; 10.4
Administration
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictStormarn
Municipal assoc.Trittau
MayorWalter Nussel
Basic statistics
Area28.59 km2 (11.04 sq mi)
Elevation36 m  (118 ft)
Population7,832 (31 December 2011)[1]
 - Density274 /km2 (710 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateOD
Postal codes22942–22946
Area code04154
Websitewww.trittau.de
 
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Trittau
TrittauerMuehle.jpg
Coat of arms of Trittau
Trittau is located in Germany
Trittau
Coordinates53°37′0″N 10°24′0″E / 53.616667°N 10.4°E / 53.616667; 10.4Coordinates: 53°37′0″N 10°24′0″E / 53.616667°N 10.4°E / 53.616667; 10.4
Administration
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictStormarn
Municipal assoc.Trittau
MayorWalter Nussel
Basic statistics
Area28.59 km2 (11.04 sq mi)
Elevation36 m  (118 ft)
Population7,832 (31 December 2011)[1]
 - Density274 /km2 (710 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateOD
Postal codes22942–22946
Area code04154
Websitewww.trittau.de

Trittau is a municipality in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, located 30 km east of Hamburg. It is the economical and administrative center of Amt Trittau, which is part of the Stormarn district. Other villages in the county are Grönwohld, Lütjensee, Großensee, Rausdorf and Grande.

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Geography

Trittau lies close to the Hahnheide forest. Nearby rivers are the river Aue and the river Bille. The county is abundant with small lakes.

History

The Trittau village dates back to the 12th century. It was first mentioned in 1239, possibly 1167. In those days it was situated close to the Hamburg - Rostock and Hamburg - Lübeck trade routes.

The village then consisted of a Saxon part (Groß-Trittau) and a Wagrian part (Klein-Trittau). In 1326, a castle was built to defend the region and the trade route against the Scarpenberg knights from nearby Linau castle.

Sister cities

The following cities are twinned with Trittau:[2]

References

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord: Bevölkerung in Schleswig-Holstein am 31. Dezember 2011 nach Kreisen, Ämtern, amtsfreien Gemeinden und Städten" (in German). Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein. 19 July 2012. http://www.statistik-nord.de/uploads/tx_standocuments/A_I_2_vj411_S.pdf.
  2. ^ "Ystävyyskuntatoiminta". City of Saarijärvi. http://www.saarijarvi.fi/fi/palvelut/kulttuuripalvelut/kulttuuritoimi/ystavyyskunnat_ja_-kaupungit/?id=1656. Retrieved 2012-06-01. (Norwegian)