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Flensburg

(flĕns`bo͝orkh), city (1994 pop. 87,990), Schleswig-Holstein, N Germany, on the Flensburg Fjord, an arm of the Baltic Sea, at the Danish border. It is Germany's northernmost city. An active Baltic port and commercial center, it has shipyards, metal works, rum distilleries, smoked-fish plants, and paper factories. Flensburg was chartered in 1284 and acquired commercial importance in the 16th cent. In 1867 it passed from the Danish crown to Prussia. In a 1920 plebiscite, the city voted to remain a part of Germany. During World War II it was heavily bombed and lost its large merchant fleet. There is a municipal museum in the city.

Flensburg

 

a city and port in the Federal Republic of Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein. Situated on Flensburg Fjord of Kiel Bay of the Baltic Sea. Population, 93,900 (1975). Industry includes shipbuilding and manufacture of electrical equipment.

Flensburg

a port in N Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein: taken from Denmark by Prussia in 1864; voted to remain German in 1920. Pop.: 85 300 (2003 est.)