Altkalen

Altkalen is a municipality in the Rostock district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Altkalen
Location of Altkalen within Rostock district
Altkalen in LRO.svg
Altkalen is located in Germany
Altkalen
Altkalen
Altkalen is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Altkalen
Altkalen
Coordinates: 53°53′N 12°45′E / 53.883°N 12.750°E / 53.883; 12.750Coordinates: 53°53′N 12°45′E / 53.883°N 12.750°E / 53.883; 12.750
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictRostock
Municipal assoc.Gnoien
Government
 • MayorRenate Awe
Area
 • Total45.54 km2 (17.58 sq mi)
Elevation
37 m (121 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total784
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
17179
Dialling codes039971
Vehicle registrationLRO
A Windmill near Altkalen

HistoryEdit

Kalen was first mentioned in a document from 1174. The name "Kalen" is of Slavic origin and means "marsh" or "morass". After 1236, Kalen was expanded as a city with a strong fortification.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.