Schleswig is a town in the northeastern part of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is the capital of the Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg. It has a population of about 27,000, the main industries being leather and food processing.
History: ‘In 1866 Prussia seized Schleswig from Denmark, putting many Danes on the German side of the line,’ (The Economist, ‘Where borders are the migrants,’ 17 Nov 2018, p.28). The Duchy of Schleswig was a duchy in Southern Jutland covering the area between about 37 miles (60 km) north and 44 miles (70 km) south of the current border between Germany and Denmark. The territory has been divided between the two countries since 1920, with Northern Schleswig in Denmark and Southern Schleswig in Germany.