Finsterwalde

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Finsterwalde
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Finsterwalde
Coat of arms
Finsterwalde   is located in Germany
Finsterwalde
Finsterwalde
Coordinates: 51°37′59″N 13°43′00″E / 51.63306°N 13.71667°E / 51.63306; 13.71667Coordinates: 51°37′59″N 13°43′00″E / 51.63306°N 13.71667°E / 51.63306; 13.71667
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Elbe-Elster
Subdivisions 3 Stadtteile / 2 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Jörg Gampe (CDU)
Area
 • Total 76.91 km2 (29.70 sq mi)
Elevation 108 m (354 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,677
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 03238
Dialling codes 03531
Vehicle registration EE, FI, LIB
Website www.finsterwalde.de

Finsterwalde (German pronunciation: [fɪnstɐˈvaldə], Lower Sorbian: Grabin) is a town in the Elbe-Elster district (German: Landkreis), in Brandenburg, Germany.

Overview[edit]

It is situated on the Schackebach, a tributary of the Kleine Elster, 28 m. W.S.W of Cottbus by rail. Pop. (2005) 18,840. The town has a Gothic church (1581), a castle, schools, cloth and cigar factories, iron-foundries, flour and saw mills and factories for machine building. The town, which is first mentioned in 1288, came into the possession of the Electorate of Saxony from 1635 and of Prussia in 1815. Popular are the "four singers from Finsterwalde" and their "singer-song".

Demography[edit]

Finsterwalde:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 10 098
1890 11 466
1910 17 297
1925 17 474
1933 18 072
1939 20 120
1946 22 613
1950 22 374
1964 23 609
1971 23 976
Year Population
1981 24 870
1985 24 781
1989 24 427
1990 23 777
1991 23 019
1992 22 985
1993 22 556
1994 22 029
1995 21 744
1996 21 457
Year Population
1997 21 343
1998 20 908
1999 20 482
2000 20 103
2001 19 704
2002 19 378
2003 19 152
2004 18 985
2005 18 693
2006 18 516
Year Population
2007 18 162
2008 17 861
2009 17 517
2010 17 407
2011 16 873
2012 16 677

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

Known persons[edit]

Beach volleyball player Stephanie Pohl.

The following well known persons are from Finsterwalde:

Buildings[edit]

References[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Finsterwalde at Wikimedia Commons