Rostock-Lichtenhagen

Lichtenhagen is a borough of Rostock in the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Lichtenhagen
Stadtteil of Rostock
Location of Lichtenhagen within Rostock
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Lichtenhagen is located in Germany
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Lichtenhagen
Lichtenhagen is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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Lichtenhagen
Coordinates: 54°5′N 12°8′E / 54.083°N 12.133°E / 54.083; 12.133Coordinates: 54°5′N 12°8′E / 54.083°N 12.133°E / 54.083; 12.133
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictUrban district
CityRostock
Area
 • Total5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2009-12-31)
 • Total13,506
 • Density2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18109
Rostock Sonnenblumenhaus

It is a Plattenbau housing estate built from 1974 to 1976. It derives its name from the adjacent village of Elmenhorst/Lichtenhagen. Its population peaked in 1988 with 20,276 inhabitants, which had fallen continuously to 13,467 by 2006. By 2013, its population recovered to 14,171, as the city of Rostock continues to grow.

The borough became infamous in August 1992 for the Riot of Rostock-Lichtenhagen.