Hennigsdorf

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Hennigsdorf
Martin Luther Church
Martin Luther Church
Coat of arms of Hennigsdorf
Coat of arms
Hennigsdorf is located in Germany
Hennigsdorf
Hennigsdorf
Coordinates: 52°38′16″N 13°12′13″E / 52.63778°N 13.20361°E / 52.63778; 13.20361Coordinates: 52°38′16″N 13°12′13″E / 52.63778°N 13.20361°E / 52.63778; 13.20361
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberhavel
Subdivisions 3 districts
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Schulz (SPD)
Area
 • Total 31.29 km2 (12.08 sq mi)
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 25,704
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16761
Dialling codes 03302
Vehicle registration OHV
Website www.hennigsdorf.de
Catholic church

Hennigsdorf is a town in the district of Oberhavel, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated north-west of Berlin, just across the city border, which is formed mainly by the Havel river.

Church in Nieder Neuendorf

History[edit]

The municipality shared its borders with the former West Berlin, and so during the period 1961-1990 it was separated from it by the Berlin Wall.

In 1951-2, the Havel Canal was constructed to link Hennigsdorf with Paretz, thus avoiding a passage through the reach of the River Havel, between Spandau and Potsdam, that was under the political control of West Berlin. The canal is still in use, providing a shorter route for shipping from west of Berlin to the Oder–Havel Canal and Poland.[2]

Geography[edit]

Subdivision[edit]

Hennigsdorf consists of 3 districts:

  • Hennigsdorf
  • Nieder Neuendorf—since 1923
  • Stolpe-Süd—since May 1, 1998

Neighbouring places[edit]

International relations[edit]

Hennigsdorf is twinned with:

Sport[edit]

Hennigsdorf is home to Stahl Hennigsdorf Rugby, a rugby union club. The team, formed in 1948 under the leadership of Erwin Thiesies, was the most successful side during the East German era of the town, having won 27 national championships from 1952 to 1990.[3]

Demography[edit]

Hennigsdorf:
Population development within the current boundaries
[4]
Year Population
1875 863
1890 1 178
1910 2 764
1925 7 914
1933 10 503
1939 13 383
1946 13 617
1950 16 611
1964 21 160
1971 25 093
Year Population
1981 28 155
1985 27 788
1989 25 770
1990 25 062
1991 24 737
1992 24 573
1993 24 505
1994 24 482
1995 24 528
1996 24 349
Year Population
1997 24 637
1998 25 472
1999 26 197
2000 26 306
2001 26 390
2002 26 435
2003 26 282
2004 26 142
2005 26 139
2006 26 007
Year Population
2007 25 891
2008 25 729
2009 25 900
2010 25 909
2011 25 597
2012 25 704

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

Former rectifier factory

Famous people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2012 (XLS-Datei; 83 KB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. p. 100. ISBN 0-85288-283-1. 
  3. ^ Rugby in Hennigsdorf - Eine Chronologie (German) Stahl Hennigsdorf website - club history, accessed: 10 April 2010
  4. ^ Boundaries as of 2013
  5. ^ Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

External links[edit]

Media related to Hennigsdorf at Wikimedia Commons