Lichtenberg

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Lichtenberg
Borough of Berlin
Coat of arms of Lichtenberg
Coat of arms
Lichtenberg  is located in Germany
Lichtenberg
Lichtenberg
Coordinates: 52°32′N 13°30′E / 52.533°N 13.500°E / 52.533; 13.500Coordinates: 52°32′N 13°30′E / 52.533°N 13.500°E / 52.533; 13.500
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Geisel (SPD)
Area
 • Total 52.30 km2 (20.19 sq mi)
Population (2012-11-30)
 • Total 268,466
 • Density 5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Vehicle registration B

Lichtenberg is the eleventh borough of Berlin, Germany. In Berlin's 2001 administrative reform it absorbed the former borough of Hohenschönhausen.

Overview[edit]

The district contains the Tierpark Berlin in Friedrichsfelde, the larger of Berlin's two zoological gardens. Lichtenberg was also the site of the extensive headquarters complex of the Stasi, the East German intelligence service. Prior to the establishment of the GDR it housed the main office of the Soviet Military Administration in Berlin, and before that it was an officers' mess of the Wehrmacht. The complex is now the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst. The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial is on the site of the main remand prison of the Stasi.

Subdivision[edit]

Subdivisions of Lichtenberg

Lichtenberg is divided into 10 localities:

Locality
Area
(km²)
Inhabitants
30 June 2008
Density
(inhabitants/km²)
1101 Friedrichsfelde
5.8 50,010 8,622
1102 Karlshorst
6.6 21,057 3,190
1103 Lichtenberg
7.33 32,295 4,406
1104 Falkenberg
3.0 1,164 388
1106 Malchow
3.0 450 150
1107 Wartenberg
5.31 2,433 458
1109 Neu-Hohenschönhausen
5.32 53,698 10,094
1110 Alt-Hohenschönhausen
10.0 41,780 4,178
1111 Fennpfuhl
1.75 30,932 17,675
1112 Rummelsburg
4.16 17,567 4,223

History[edit]

The historic village of Lichtenberg together with neighbouring Friedrichsfelde, Karlshorst, Marzahn, Biesdorf, Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf was incorporated as the 17th borough of Berlin by the 1920 Greater Berlin Act.

In the 1970s the East German government had large pre-fabricated high-rise housing estates (Plattenbau) built in the east of the Lichtenberg borough. This area was separated off and became the new borough of Marzahn, which included Biesdorf, Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf in 1979. In 1986 this district in turn was split into the two boroughs of Marzahn and Hellersdorf in 1986, and again merged as Marzahn-Hellersdorf by the 2001 administrative reform.

Politics[edit]

Allocation of seats in the borough council of Lichtenberg (DE-2011-10-27).svg

At the 2011 elections for the parliament of the borough (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung) the following parties were elected:

Twin towns[edit]

The Lichtenberg borough has five twin towns:

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