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Wartenburg is a village and a former municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the town Kemberg.

Wartenburg
Stadtteil of Kemberg
Location of Wartenburg
Wartenburg is located in Germany
Wartenburg
Wartenburg
Wartenburg is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Wartenburg
Wartenburg
Coordinates: 51°48′41″N 12°46′53″E / 51.81139°N 12.78139°E / 51.81139; 12.78139Coordinates: 51°48′41″N 12°46′53″E / 51.81139°N 12.78139°E / 51.81139; 12.78139
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictWittenberg
TownKemberg
Area
 • Total15.67 km2 (6.05 sq mi)
Elevation
69 m (226 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total796
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06901
Dialling codes034927
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewww.vwg-kemberg.de

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GeographyEdit

Wartenburg lies about 12 km southeast of Lutherstadt Wittenberg on the Elbe.

HistoryEdit

Wartenburg had its first documentary mention in 1176 under the name Wardenberch. The community has become well known for the engagement and successful crossing of the Elbe by Prussian and Russian troops under General Yorck von Wartenburg in 1813, late in the Napoleonic Wars once they were into a phase known in Germany as the Wars of Liberation. For his success in battle, Yorck was awarded the title of Count York of Wartenburg.

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council is made up of eight councillors.

Economy and transportationEdit

Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 187 between Jessen and Wittenberg is about 4 km away.

PersonalitiesEdit

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