Place:Stubbekøbing, Maribo, Denmark

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NameStubbekøbing
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates54.883°N 12.067°E
Located inMaribo, Denmark
Also located inStorstrøm, Denmark    
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Stubbekøbing is a town with a population of 2,304 (1 January 2015) in Guldborgsund municipality in Region Sjælland on the northeastern coast of the island of Falster in south Denmark. Ferry service connects the town of Stubbekøbing over the Grønsund to Bogø at the town of Nyby.

To the northeast is the island of Møn, which is separated from Stubbekøbing by the waters of Grønsund, the strait which separates Møn and the island of Bogø from Falster. To the east and southeast is the Baltic Sea.

Stubbekøbing Church, built in the Romanesque style in the 13th century, has a Renaissance altarpiece and an elaborately carved pulpit as well as a variety of old frescos and wall decorations (1300–1500).

Until 1 January 2007 Stubbekøbing was also a municipality covering an area of 156 km², and with a total population of 6,786 (2005). Stubbekøbing municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Nykøbing Falster, Nysted, Nørre Alslev, Sakskøbing, and Sydfalster municipalities to form the new Guldborgsund municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 907 km² and a total population of 63,533 (2005).

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