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Benkendorf is a village and a former municipality in the district Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2009, it is part of the town Salzwedel. It derives its name from the ancient noble Benkendorf family, who descend from Johannes De Benkendorpe who lived around the year 1240. They are considered to be one of the oldest and most respected lower noble families in Germany. Variations in spelling include, Benkendorf(f), Benckendorf(f), Beneckendorf(f), Beckendorf(f), von Benkendorf(f) und von Hindenburg, von Beneckendorf(f) und von Hindenburg and several others. Some of the branches use the predicate of von, others however do not.

Benkendorf
Stadtteil of Salzwedel
Location of Benkendorf within Altmarkkreis Salzwedel
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Benkendorf is located in Germany
Benkendorf
Benkendorf
Benkendorf is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Benkendorf
Benkendorf
Coordinates: 52°47′36″N 11°16′00″E / 52.7933°N 11.2667°E / 52.7933; 11.2667Coordinates: 52°47′36″N 11°16′00″E / 52.7933°N 11.2667°E / 52.7933; 11.2667
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictAltmarkkreis Salzwedel
TownSalzwedel
Area
 • Total10.23 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total196
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29416
Dialling codes039032
Vehicle registrationSAW
Websitewww.vg-salzwedel-land.de