Gelting
Coat of arms of Gelting
Coat of arms
Location of Gelting within Schleswig-Flensburg district
Gelting in SL.PNG
Gelting is located in Germany
Gelting
Gelting
Gelting is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Gelting
Gelting
Coordinates: 54°45′N 9°54′E / 54.750°N 9.900°E / 54.750; 9.900Coordinates: 54°45′N 9°54′E / 54.750°N 9.900°E / 54.750; 9.900
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictSchleswig-Flensburg
Municipal assoc.Geltinger Bucht
Government
 • MayorBoris Kratz
Area
 • Total19.92 km2 (7.69 sq mi)
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,976
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
24395
Dialling codes04643
Vehicle registrationSL
Websitewww.gelting.de

Gelting is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated near the Baltic Sea, approx. 33 km northeast of Schleswig, and 30 km east of Flensburg.

Gelting is part of the Amt ("collective municipality") Geltinger Bucht.

Shield or Coat of Arms

St. Katharinen in Gelting, Schleswig Holstein

Heraldic Description:: „The coat of arms is blue under a radiant golden half sun a golden plow with a silver ploughshare.“[2]

Gelting Personalities

  • Detlev von Ahlefeldt (1612–1686), Military officer, War Commissioner for the Danish King
  • Seneca Freiherr von Gelting (1715-1786), regional landowner
  • Hermann Bendix Todsen (1864–1946), Mayor of Flensburg
  • Herbert Kortum (1907–1979), Scientist; computer scientist and DDR computer pioneer
  • Vera Dietz Motika(1936- ) singer and performer; emigrated to Columbus, Ohio, USA. By the act of emigration, she gave up all chance to obtain a European title.

External links

  • Collection of images of the area
  • Official website (in German)
  • Material of the Gelting regions in der in the collections at the regional library in Berlin (PDF; 275 kB)

References

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2017 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ Kommunale Wappenrolle Schleswig-Holstein