Kappeln (Danish: Kappel) is a town in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the north bank of the Schlei, approx. 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Schleswig, and 35 km (22 mi) southeast of Flensburg. For the eastern Angeln and the northern Schwansen, Kappeln has center function.

Kappeln
Kappel
Bridge over the Schlei
Bridge over the Schlei
Coat of arms of Kappeln
Location of Kappeln within Schleswig-Flensburg district
Kappeln in SL.PNG
Kappeln is located in Germany
Kappeln
Kappeln
Kappeln is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Kappeln
Kappeln
Coordinates: 54°39′41″N 9°55′52″E / 54.66139°N 9.93111°E / 54.66139; 9.93111Coordinates: 54°39′41″N 9°55′52″E / 54.66139°N 9.93111°E / 54.66139; 9.93111
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictSchleswig-Flensburg
Government
 • MayorHeiko Traulsen
Area
 • Total43.32 km2 (16.73 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,609
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
24376
Dialling codes04642, 04644
Vehicle registrationSL
Websitewww.kappeln.de

HistoryEdit

Kappeln was first mentioned in records in 1357. In 1870 Kappeln received town privileges, after it was a Flecken. A Flecken was a market town in Schleswig.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Kappeln is twinned with:[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Jacob Moser (1839–1922), entrepreneur, Zionist and philanthropist
  • Friedrich Koch (1859–1947), church painter

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2020 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ "Unsere Partnerstädte". kappeln.de (in German). Kappeln. Retrieved 2021-03-04.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kappeln at Wikimedia Commons