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From top: Rostock skyline, St. Mary's Church, St. Peter's Church, seaside resort Warnemünde, city hall, Warnemünde beach
Flag of Rostock
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Coat of arms of Rostock
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Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Urban district
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 209,191
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18001–18147
Dialling codes 0381
Vehicle registration HRO

Rostock is a city in the northeast of Germany. It is in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

It has over 200,000 people (209,191 in December 2019) and an old university (founded in 1419). The town is on the river Warnow. The mayor is Claus Ruhe Madsen. The city today carries the name Hansestadt (Hanseatic city) in memory of its history, where it has been an important part of the Hanseatic League. The architecture of the city and the region is influenced by this historic period.

Rostock is on the Baltic Sea. It has an important harbor. A district of the city, Warnemünde, is famous for its long beaches. It has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

The most important football club of Rostock is F.C. Hansa Rostock. It is in the German Bundesliga.

Other major Hanseatic cities today are: Hamburg, Lübeck, Wismar, Stralsund, Bremen, Greifswald and Demmin.



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