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Rerik (formerly Alt-Gaarz) is a town in the Rostock district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated on the Baltic Sea coast, 19 km west of Bad Doberan, and 27 km northeast of Wismar. In 1938, Rerik was named after the old Slavic settlement Reric, that was believed to have been situated near present Rerik.

Rerik
Church
Church
Coat of arms of Rerik
Coat of arms
Location of Rerik within Rostock district
Rerik in LRO.svg
Rerik is located in Germany
Rerik
Rerik
Rerik is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Rerik
Rerik
Coordinates: 54°6′N 11°37′E / 54.100°N 11.617°E / 54.100; 11.617Coordinates: 54°6′N 11°37′E / 54.100°N 11.617°E / 54.100; 11.617
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictRostock
Municipal assoc.Neubukow-Salzhaff
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Gulbis (SPD)
Area
 • Total33.45 km2 (12.92 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,142
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18230
Dialling codes038296
Vehicle registrationLRO, BÜZ, DBR, GÜ, ROS, TET
Websitewww.rerik.de

It is the setting for Alfred Andersch's debut novel, Sansibar oder der letzte Grund (1957).[2]


Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Wolfgang Hillebrandt (born 1944), astrophysicist

External linksEdit

  Media related to Rerik at Wikimedia Commons

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.rerik.de/Sansibar.73.html