Richtenberg is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated 18 km southwest of Stralsund.

Richtenberg
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Richtenberg
Coat of arms
Location of Richtenberg within Vorpommern-Rügen district
Richtenberg in VR.svg
Richtenberg is located in Germany
Richtenberg
Richtenberg
Richtenberg is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Richtenberg
Richtenberg
Coordinates: 54°12′N 12°52′E / 54.200°N 12.867°E / 54.200; 12.867Coordinates: 54°12′N 12°52′E / 54.200°N 12.867°E / 54.200; 12.867
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictVorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc.Franzburg-Richtenberg
Government
 • MayorKarldiether Wegner
Area
 • Total15.63 km2 (6.03 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,288
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18461
Dialling codes038322
Vehicle registrationNVP
Websitewww.amt-franzburg-richtenberg.de

Richtenberg was first mentioned in the founding document of the Neuenkamp monastery (today Franzburg) dated 8 November 1231. It is the oldest documented place in the region. In the foundation deed of the ruling Prince Wizlaw I, the monastery was awarded a patronage over the Richtenberg church as well as a local salt source.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.