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Greifswald (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁaɪfsvalt]), officially the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald (in German Universitäts- und Hansestadt Greifswald), is a city in northeastern Germany.

It is situated in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at an equal distance of about 250 kilometres (160 mi) from Germany's two largest cities, Berlin and Hamburg. The town borders the Baltic Sea, and is crossed by a small river, the Ryck. It is also located near Germany's two largest islands, Rügen and Usedom, and it is close to three of Germany's 14 national parks. A former district-free town, it is the capital of the new district of Vorpommern-Greifswald since the September 2011 district reforms.

Together with Stralsund, Greifswald forms one of four high-level urban centers of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The city's population is about 55,000, including many of its 12,500 students and 5,000 employees of the University of Greifswald. Greifswald is internationally known due to the university, its surrounding BioCon Valley, the Nord Stream gas pipeline and the Wendelstein 7-X nuclear fusion projects.

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Alternative titles "Greifswald Panorama"
"Markt in Greifswald"
"Marktplatz in Greifswald"
"Museumshafen in Greifswald"
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