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Flensburg – DEF01

EU regions: Germany > Schleswig-Holstein > Schleswig-Holstein > Flensburg

map of Flensburg DEF01
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021121

More on wikipedia wikidata Q3798 on OpenStreetMap Flensburg slovensky: DEF01


number of inhabitants202392 550
population density20221611.1
old-age dependency ratio202329.9
demographic pyramid DEF01 Flensburg

From Wikipedia: Flensburg (Danish, Low Saxon: Flensborg; North Frisian: Flansborj; South Jutlandic: Flensborre) is an independent town (kreisfreie Stadt) in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Flensburg is the centre of the region of Southern Schleswig. After Kiel and Lübeck, it is the third largest town in Schleswig-Holstein.

In May 1945, Flensburg was the seat of the last government of Nazi Germany, the so-called Flensburg government led by Karl Dönitz, which was in power from 1 May, the announcement of Hitler's death, for one week, until German armies surrendered and the town was occupied by Allied troops. The regime was officially dissolved on 23 May.

The nearest larger towns are Kiel (86 kilometres (53 miles) south) and Odense in Denmark (92 km (57 mi) northeast).

Flensburg's city centre lies about 7 km (4 mi) from the Danish border.

In Germany, Flensburg is known for

  • the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (roughly: National Driver and Vehicle Register) with its Verkehrssünderkartei (literally: „traffic sinner card file")
  • its beer Flensburger Pilsener, also called "Flens"
  • the centre of the Danish national minority in Germany
  • the greeting Moin Moin
  • the large erotic mail-order companies Beate Uhse and Orion
  • its handball team SG Flensburg-Handewitt
  • the Naval Academy at Mürwik with its sail training ship Gorch Fock


Flensburg is situated in the north of the German state Schleswig-Holstein, on the German-Danish border. After Westerland on the island of Sylt it is Germany's northernmost town. Flensburg lies at the innermost tip of the Flensburg Firth, an inlet of the Baltic Sea.

Other: Schleswig-Holstein, Pinneberg, Steinburg, Flensburg, Dithmarschen, Lübeck, Stormarn, Ostholstein, Plön District, Segeberg, Rendsburg, Kiel, Mittelangeln, Herzogtum Lauenburg, Nordfriesland district, Neumünster

Neighbours: Mittelangeln

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Flensburg – DEF01, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDEF01, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164