Havelland (district)

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This article is about the county in Brandenburg, Germany. For the region of the same name, see Havelland.
Havelland
District
Brandenburg HVL.svg
Country  Germany
State Brandenburg
Capital Rathenow
Area
 • Total 1,717 km2 (663 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 153,294
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration HVL
Website http://www.havelland.de
yellowish green = less than 40 meters above sea level,
brown = more than 45 m above sea level,
green = forests, mostly more than 45 m above sea level

Havelland (German pronunciation: [ˈhaːfəlˌlant]) is a district or county in Brandenburg, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Ostprignitz-Ruppin and Oberhavel, the city-state of Berlin, the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark, the city of Brandenburg and the state of Saxony-Anhalt (districts of Jerichower Land and Stendal).

History[edit]

The district was established in 1993 by merging the former districts of Nauen and Rathenow.

Demography[edit]

Landkreis Havelland:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 68 310
1890 78 689
1910 93 714
1925 108 499
1933 119 395
1939 142 609
1946 170 907
1950 169 878
1964 148 834
1971 150 101
Year Population
1981 141 667
1985 139 178
1989 135 420
1990 132 710
1991 130 190
1992 129 551
1993 129 167
1994 129 908
1995 131 821
1996 134 325
Year Population
1997 138 081
1998 142 151
1999 146 064
2000 149 285
2001 151 514
2002 152 667
2003 153 328
2004 154 044
2005 155 019
2006 155 408
Year Population
2007 155 359
2008 155 141
2009 154 984
2010 154 891
2011 152 915
2012 153 294

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

Geography[edit]

Geographically the Havelland refers to the land either side of the Havel river and the area surrounded by the large "U" bend in its course between the city of Berlin and its confluence with the Elbe river. The district mainly consists of the areas north of the Havel river.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The red eagle is the heraldic animal of Brandenburg. The head of the eagle is part of the coat of arms of Rathenow. The swan is often used as a symbol for the Havelland region.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Amt-free towns Ämter
  1. Falkensee
  2. Ketzin
  3. Nauen
  4. Premnitz
  5. Rathenow


Amt-free municipalities

  1. Brieselang
  2. Dallgow-Döberitz
  3. Milower Land
  4. Schönwalde-Glien
  5. Wustermark

1. Friesack

  1. Friesack1, 2
  2. Mühlenberge
  3. Paulinenaue
  4. Pessin
  5. Retzow
  6. Wiesenaue

2. Nennhausen

  1. Kotzen
  2. Märkisch Luch
  3. Nennhausen1
  4. Stechow-Ferchesar

3. Rhinow

  1. Gollenberg
  2. Großderschau
  3. Havelaue
  4. Kleßen-Görne
  5. Rhinow1, 2
  6. Seeblick
1seat of the Amt; 2town

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°38′N 12°38′E / 52.633°N 12.633°E / 52.633; 12.633