Sehestedt

Sehestedt (Danish: Sehested) is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Sehestedt
Ferry across the Kiel Canal at Sehestedt
Ferry across the Kiel Canal at Sehestedt
Coat of arms of Sehestedt
Coat of arms
Location of Sehestedt within Rendsburg-Eckernförde district
Sehestedt in RD.png
Sehestedt is located in Germany
Sehestedt
Sehestedt
Sehestedt is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Sehestedt
Sehestedt
Coordinates: 54°22′N 9°49′E / 54.367°N 9.817°E / 54.367; 9.817Coordinates: 54°22′N 9°49′E / 54.367°N 9.817°E / 54.367; 9.817
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictRendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc.Hüttener Berge
Government
 • MayorRita Koop
Area
 • Total15.25 km2 (5.89 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total833
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
24814
Dialling codes04357
Vehicle registrationRD
Websitewww.amt-huettener-
berge.de

Sehestedt is south of the municipality of Groß Wittensee, Haby or Holtsee, but north of Bovenau, and west of Lindau. It is divided into two parts by the Kiel Canal, which has to be crossed by a ferry.

HistoryEdit

In the course of the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon, the Battle of Sehested was fought here between Danish forces and a coalition of Sweden, Prussia and Russia on 10 December 1813. The result was a Danish victory which could however not prevent Denmark's subsequent defeat in the war.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2019 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).