Fehrbellin

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Fehrbellin
Fehrbellin church.jpg
Coat of arms of Fehrbellin
Coat of arms
Fehrbellin   is located in Germany
Fehrbellin
Fehrbellin
Coordinates: 52°47′59″N 12°46′00″E / 52.79972°N 12.76667°E / 52.79972; 12.76667Coordinates: 52°47′59″N 12°46′00″E / 52.79972°N 12.76667°E / 52.79972; 12.76667
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Ostprignitz-Ruppin
Area
 • Total 269.06 km2 (103.88 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,606
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16833
Dialling codes 033932
Vehicle registration OPR
Website www.amt-fehrbellin.de
Former textile factory
Church in Wustrau

Fehrbellin is a municipality in Germany, located 60 km NW of Berlin. It had 9310 inhabitants as of 2005, but has since declined to 8606 inhabitants in 2012.

History[edit]

In 1675, the Battle of Fehrbellin was fought there, in which the troops of Brandenburg defeated those of occupying Sweden. In 1758 during the Seven Years' War Prussian and Swedish forces clashed at the Battle of Fehrbellin (1758).

One of the most important skydiving dropzones of Germany is located at the local airport.

Municipal divisions[edit]

Dammkrug
Bützrhin near Wall
  • Fehrbellin
  • Betzin
  • Brunne
  • Dechtow
  • Deutschhof
  • Hakenberg
  • Karwesee
  • Königshorst
  • Langen
  • Lentzke
  • Linum
  • Manker
  • Protzen
  • Tarmow
  • Walchow
  • Wall
  • Wustrau-Altfriesack

Wustrau and Altfriesack were amalgamated in 1970. With 1221 residents, the combined municipal division is the largest in the municipality. Altfriesack lies between the Ruppiner See and the Bützsee and belonged to Alt Ruppin until 1872. By area, Fehrbellin is the second-largest rural municipality ("Gemeinde") in Germany, trailing only Nuthe-Urstromtal.

Demography[edit]

Fehrbellin:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 12 109
1890 11 107
1910 9 758
1925 10 121
1933 10 248
1939 10 271
1946 16 383
1950 15 639
1964 11 807
1971 11 582
Year Population
1981 10 369
1985 10 163
1989 10 061
1990 9 863
1991 9 590
1992 9 744
1993 9 930
1994 9 685
1995 9 618
1996 9 649
Year Population
1997 9 725
1998 9 791
1999 9 863
2000 9 718
2001 9 600
2002 9 509
2003 9 463
2004 9 330
2005 9 278
2006 9 152
Year Population
2007 9 028
2008 8 973
2009 8 917
2010 8 771
2011 8 595
2012 8 606

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[3]

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