Fürstenberg/Havel

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Fürstenberg
Church in Blumenow
Church in Blumenow
Coat of arms of Fürstenberg
Coat of arms
Fürstenberg is located in Germany
Fürstenberg
Fürstenberg
Coordinates: 53°11′07″N 13°08′44″E / 53.18528°N 13.14556°E / 53.18528; 13.14556Coordinates: 53°11′07″N 13°08′44″E / 53.18528°N 13.14556°E / 53.18528; 13.14556
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberhavel
Subdivisions 10 districts
Government
 • Mayor Robert Philipp (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 212.61 km2 (82.09 sq mi)
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,972
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16798
Dialling codes 033093
Vehicle registration OHV
Website www.fuerstenberg-havel.de

Fürstenberg is a town in the Oberhavel district, in Brandenburg, Germany.

Until 1950, Fürstenberg was part of the former Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Geography[edit]

Stream near Tornow

Fürstenberg is situated on the River Havel, 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of Neustrelitz, and 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of Berlin.

The city lies at the southern edge of the Mecklenburg Lake District and is framed by the Röblinsee, Baalensee, and Schwedtsee lakes. The River Havel splits into several channels as it flows through the town, one of which contains a lock used by vessels navigating the river. The original town site was situated on an island between these channels.

Districts of Fürstenberg[edit]

Fürstenberg consists of 9 districts:

Under Nazi rule[edit]

Fürstenberg was the site of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, and a memorial now occupies the site.

Soviet military base[edit]

Overrun by the Soviet Army in 1945, post-World War II they established the base of the 2nd Guards Tank Army of the Soviet Forces in Germany. In early 1959, three years before the Cuban Missile Crisis, the site was equipped with 6 of the R-5 Pobeda nuclear missiles, capable of launching from a mobile launcher from one of four tennis-court-sized sites capable of handling the larger R-12 Dvina.[2] Similar sites were set up at Vogelsang, Zehdenick and Lychen (1xpad).[3] After the withdrawal of the missiles in September 1959, the site returned to its original purpose as a tank army base.

Since the formation of the countries in the GDR in 1990, Fürstenberg again belongs to the state of Brandenburg, and from 1993 became part of the newly formed district Oberhavel. The Russian Army troops were withdrawn from their former East German bases in 1994.

Demography[edit]

Fürstenberg/Havel:
Population development within the current boundaries
[4]
Year Popul.
1875 4 896
1890 5 389
1910 5 780
1925 7 710
1933 8 799
1939 9 510
1946 12 557
1950 12 796
1964 10 041
1971 9 621
Year Popul.
1981 8 545
1985 8 311
1989 7 990
1990 7 860
1991 7 716
1992 7 654
1993 7 647
1994 7 607
1995 7 630
1996 7 531
Year Popul.
1997 7 473
1998 7 403
1999 7 348
2000 7 220
2001 7 117
2002 6 966
2003 6 870
2004 6 792
2005 6 716
2006 6 623
Year Popul.
2007 6 517
2008 6 442
2009 6 356
2010 6 257
2011 6 054
2012 5 972

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[5]

References[edit]

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Fürstenberg/Havel at Wikimedia Commons