|Borough of Berlin|
|• Mayor||Reinhard Naumann (SPD)|
|• Total||64.72 km2 (24.99 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf covers the western city centre of Berlin and the adjacent affluent suburbs. It borders on the Mitte borough in the east, on Tempelhof-Schöneberg in the southeast, Steglitz-Zehlendorf in the south, Spandau in the west and on Reinickendorf in the north. The district includes the inner city localities of Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf and Halensee.
After World War II and the city's division by the Berlin Wall, the area around Kurfürstendamm and Bahnhof Zoo was the centre of former West Berlin, with the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church as its landmark. The Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin), the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste), the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung), the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as Charlottenburg Palace and the Olympic Stadium are also located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.
As of 2010, the borough had a population of 319,628, of whom about 110,000 (34%) were of non-German origin. The largest ethnic minorities were Turks at 4%; Poles at 3.5%; Arabs, former Yugoslavians and Afro-Germans at 2.5% each; Russians at 1.5%; and Ukrainians and Iranians at 1.0% each.
|Percentage of the population with migration background |
|Germans without migration background/Ethnic Germans||66% (209.700)|
|Germans with migration background/Foreigners||34 % (110.000)|
|- Middle Eastern/Muslim migration background (Turkey, Arab League, Iran etc.)||8% (25.500)|
|- former Soviet background (Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan etc.)||4,4% (14.000)|
|- Polish migration background||3,5% (11.000)|
|- Yugoslavian migration background||2,5% (7.500)|
|- Afro-German/African background||2,5% (7.500)|
|- Others ( Greeks, Italians, East Asians etc.)||13,1% (44.500)|
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is divided into seven localities:
31 December 2012
The localities of Schmargendorf and Grunewald were part of the former Wilmersdorf borough until 2001. By resolution of 30 September 2004, the localities of Westend and Charlottenburg-Nord were created on the territory of the former Charlottenburg borough, like Halensee on the territory of the former Wilmersdorf borough.
Current allocation of seats in the borough's parliamentary body (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung) as of the 2011 Berlin state election:
- Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 18
- Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 18
- Alliance '90/The Greens 14
- Pirate Party 4
- The Left 1
In July 2012 one former Left MP joined the SPD parliamentary group.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Twin towns of the former Charlottenburg borough:
Twin towns of the former Wilmersdorf borough::
Air Berlin has its headquarters in Building 2 of the Airport Bureau Center in Charlottenburg-Nord. As of 2006 Air Berlin employed 1,200 employees at its headquarters. Germania has its headquarters in Charlottenburg-Nord.
- Berlin Charlottenburg – Wilmersdorf (electoral district)
- Berlin Spandau – Charlottenburg North (electoral district)
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