Neustrelitz noi˝shtrā´lĭts [key], city (1994 pop. 25,194), Mecklenburg–West Pomerania, N Germany. It is a transportation center and has metalworks, publishing houses, and wood mills. Neustrelitz was founded (1733) as the capital of Mecklenburg-Strelitz after the earlier ducal residence at nearby Strelitz had burned down (1712).

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