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|Area||34.05 km2 (13.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|Population||1,646 (31 December 2011)|
|- Density||48 /km2 (125 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Gelbensande is a municipality in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is located in the Rostock district, near Rostock, Ribnitz-Damgarten and Stralsund. Four other villages are part of Gelbensande.
The Jagdschloss Gelbensande (Gelbensande Hunting Castle) was erected between 1880 and 1885 as a summer residence for Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After 1887, it was used as a base for hunting in the surrounding forest, the Rostock Heath. Because of the duke's marriage to one of the Russian Tsar's granddaughters, the Mecklenburg-Russian relationships can still be seen inside the castle today. The Jagdschloss remained in the Grand Duke's use until 1944. It was subsequently used as an army hospital, a sanatorium for tuberculosis, public library, veteran's club and a sort of hostel for construction workers. Since the German reunification in 1989/1990, it is owned by the town of Gelbensande and open to the public as a museum.
- "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2011". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). 10 October 2012.