|Town subdivisions||9 districts|
|Mayor||Robert Philipp (Ind.)|
|Area||212.61 km2 (82.09 sq mi)|
|Elevation||53 m (174 ft)|
|Population||6,101 (31 December 2011)|
|- Density||29 /km2 (74 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
Division of the town 
Fürstenberg consists of 9 districts:
Soviet military base 
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. Similar sites were set up at Vogelsang, Zehdenick and Lychen (1xpad). 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 The Russian Army troops were withdrawn from their former East German bases in 1994.
- "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg am 31. Dezember 2011 nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden. Gebietsstand: 31.12.2011". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 31 December 2011.
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- Official site (German)
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