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Schleswig ( German pronunciation: [ˈʃleːsvɪç] ; Danish : Slesvig ; South Jutlandic : Sljasvig ; archaic English: Sleswick ; Low German : Sleswig ) is a town in the northeastern part of Schleswig-Holstein , Germany. It is the capital of the Kreis (district) Schleswig-Flensburg . It has a population of about 27,000, the main industries being leather and food processing. It takes its name from the Schlei , an inlet of the Baltic sea at the end of which it sits, and "vik" or "vig" which means bay in Old Norse and Danish . Schleswig or Slesvig therefore means bay of the Schlei .

The city lies at the western end of the Schlei Förde , which separates the two peninsulas of Angeln and Schwansen , and is on the western edge of the Schleswig-Holstein Uplands on the transition to the Geest country. The urban area ranges from 0 to 20 m (66 ft) above sea level. Brautsee (lake) is in the town.

The nearest major cities are Flensburg , Husum and Kiel . Autobahn 7 runs immediately west of the city. Highways 76 and 77 end in Schleswig and B 201 runs to the north of the town. Schleswig station is a stop for InterCity and Intercity-Express trains and is on the Hamburg–Neumünster–Flensburg and Husum–Kiel lines .

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