Klötze is a town in the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel (district), in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km northwest of Gardelegen, and 35 km northeast of Wolfsburg. It was mentioned first in 1144 with the name Cloetze, which means a wooden block. In January 2010, with the disbanding of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft ("collective municipality") of Klötze, the town absorbed 11 former municipalities.[3]

Klötze
Coat of arms of Klötze
Location of Klötze within Altmarkkreis Salzwedel district
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Klötze is located in Germany
Klötze
Klötze
Klötze is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Klötze
Klötze
Coordinates: 52°37′35″N 11°09′42″E / 52.62629°N 11.1616°E / 52.62629; 11.1616Coordinates: 52°37′35″N 11°09′42″E / 52.62629°N 11.1616°E / 52.62629; 11.1616
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictAltmarkkreis Salzwedel
Government
 • Mayor (2016–23) Uwe Bartels[1]
Area
 • Total278.29 km2 (107.45 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total9,825
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
38486, 39638 (Schwiesau)
Dialling codes03909, 039005 (Kusey, Wenze), 039008 (Dönitz, Jahrstedt, Kunrau, Neuferchau, Steimke), 039085 (Schwiesau)
Vehicle registrationSAW, GA, KLZ
Websitewww.stadt-kloetze.de
The Catholic Church

GeographyEdit

The town Klötze consists of the following Ortschaften or municipal divisions:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bürgermeisterwahlen in den Gemeinden, Endgültige Ergebnisse, Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt, accessed 8 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2020" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ Gebietsänderungen vom 01. Januar bis 31. Dezember 2010, Statistisches Bundesamt
  4. ^ Hauptsatzung der Stadt Klötze, § 16, 16 October 2019.