Hohen Neuendorf

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Hohen Neuendorf
Water tower
Water tower
Coat of arms of Hohen Neuendorf
Coat of arms
Hohen Neuendorf is located in Germany
Hohen Neuendorf
Hohen Neuendorf
Coordinates: 52°40′N 13°17′E / 52.667°N 13.283°E / 52.667; 13.283Coordinates: 52°40′N 13°17′E / 52.667°N 13.283°E / 52.667; 13.283
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberhavel
Subdivisions 4 districts
Government
 • Mayor Klaus-Dieter Hartung (Left)
Area
 • Total 48.06 km2 (18.56 sq mi)
Elevation 32 - 66 m (−185 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 24,905
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16540, 16556, 16562
Dialling codes 03303
Vehicle registration OHV
Website www.hohen-neuendorf.de

Hohen Neuendorf is a town in the Oberhavel district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is located north west of Berlin.

Geography[edit]

Hohen Neuendorf is situated upon the Havel river (built on the Oder-Havel Canal) and is bordered by the Berlin area Frohnau to the south, Muehlenbeck (including Schoenfliess) to the east, Birkenwerder and Oranienburg to the north, and Hennigsdorf and Velten to the west.

Division of the town[edit]

Hohen Neuendorf consists of 4 districts (with area codes):

  • Hohen Neuendorf (area code: 16540)
  • Stolpe (area code: 16540)
  • Borgsdorf and its east side Pinnow (area code: 16556)
  • Bergfelde (area code: 16562)

Demography[edit]

Hohen Neuendorf:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 779
1890 1 074
1910 3 953
1925 8 175
1933 11 725
1939 16 498
1946 15 531
1950 16 373
1964 16 207
1971 16 115
Year Population
1981 15 581
1985 15 310
1989 14 435
1990 14 188
1991 13 957
1992 13 704
1993 13 760
1994 13 975
1995 14 390
1996 15 177
Year Population
1997 16 338
1998 17 611
1999 18 682
2000 19 338
2001 19 714
2002 20 451
2003 21 168
2004 21 920
2005 22 617
2006 23 337
Year Population
2007 23 549
2008 23 909
2009 24 139
2010 24 384
2011 24 585
2012 24 905

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

History[edit]

Church in Bergfelde

Since the suburban move of Berlin which ended in the late 19th century, allowed by the development of the train, Hohen Neuendorf was a little town with few residents.

The creation of a train station in Hohen Neuendorf on the North Train from Berlin in the last quarter of the 19th century, thanks to the larger, richer nearby village of Stolpe, led to a speedy development of Hohen Neuendorf paralleled to that occurring in Berlin. With the rising role of Hohen Neuendorf as a commuter village across from Stolpe (which stayed largely agricultural in nature), it was finally with the (mis)placement of the train stop that emphasis on the settlement of Hohen Neuendorf ensued. The new Hohen Neuendorf station today is frequented by the users of Berlin's "S-Bahn" ("Schnell-Bahn", lit. fast train), while the old station's building has now been made into a hotel.

West Berlin border crossing[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. Between 1 January 1988 and 30 June 1990 Hohen Neuendorf's component village of Stolpe served as East German border crossing for cars travelling between West Berlin and the East German Democratic Republic) or the West German Federal Republic of Germany. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, that between West Germany and West Berlin followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972). After 9 November 1989 eastern controls were gradually eased into spot checks and finally abolished on 30 June 1990, the day East and West introduced the union concerning currency, economy and social safety (German: Währungs-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialunion).

International relations[edit]

Hohen Neuendorf is twinned with:

Honey bee memorial

Sport[edit]

The RU Hohen Neuendorf, a rugby union club, competes at the second tier of German club rugby, the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East, having earned promotion to the league in 2008.

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