Langelsheim

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Langelsheim
Coat of arms of Langelsheim
Coat of arms
Langelsheim   is located in Germany
Langelsheim
Langelsheim
Coordinates: 51°56′17″N 10°20′06″E / 51.93806°N 10.33500°E / 51.93806; 10.33500Coordinates: 51°56′17″N 10°20′06″E / 51.93806°N 10.33500°E / 51.93806; 10.33500
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Goslar
Subdivisions 5 districts
Government
 • Mayor Henning Schrader (SPD)
Area
 • Total 48.72 km2 (18.81 sq mi)
Elevation 204 m (669 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,973
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38685
Dialling codes 05326
Vehicle registration GS
Website www.langelsheim.de

Langelsheim is a town in the district of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated between the river Innerste and its tributary Grane, on the northern edge of the Harz mountain range and the Harz National Park, located about 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of Goslar.

City subdivisions[edit]

  • Astfeld (2.471 inhabitants)
  • Bredelem (517 inhabitants)
  • Langelsheim (6.115 inhabitants)
  • Lautenthal (2.049 inhabitants)
  • Wolfshagen im Harz (2.579 inhabitants)

History[edit]

The place once called Langenizze developed in the 10th century out of a hill fort at the Kahnstein mountain, erected by the Ottonian dynasty. Langelsheim was the site of historic ironworks, first documented in the 13th century, where ore from the Mines of Rammelsberg was smelted.

Demographics[edit]

Population statistics
Year Inhabitants
1821 5,900
1848 6,873
1871 7,290
1885 8,314
1905 9,707
1925 9,643
Year Inhabitants
1933 9,829
1939 10,090
1946 15,427
1950 16,321
1956 15,061
Year Inhabitants
1961 14,243
1968 14,448
1970 14,451
1975 14,929
1980 14,542
Year Inhabitants
1985 13,967
1990 13,892
1995 13,962
2000 13,619
2005 13,068

Politics[edit]

Town council[edit]

2006 local elections:

=International relations[edit]

Langelsheim is twinned with:=

  • Netherlands Emmer-Compascuum, Emmen, Netherlands
  • Netherlands Nieuw-Weerdinge, Emmen, Netherlands
  • Netherlands Roswinkel, Emmen, Netherlands

Notable people[edit]

  • Henry E. Steinway, born Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg February 22, 1797 in Wolfshagen, piano maker
  • Jan Assmann, born July 7, 1938, egyptologist
  • Hans-Werner Bothe, born September 23, 1952, philosopher and neurosurgeon
  • Timo Rose, born February 22, 1977, motion picture director and musician

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