Märkisch Buchholz

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Märkisch Buchholz
Church
Church
Coat of arms of Märkisch Buchholz
Coat of arms
Märkisch Buchholz   is located in Germany
Märkisch Buchholz
Märkisch Buchholz
Coordinates: 52°06′N 13°45′E / 52.100°N 13.750°E / 52.100; 13.750Coordinates: 52°06′N 13°45′E / 52.100°N 13.750°E / 52.100; 13.750
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Dahme-Spreewald
Municipal assoc. Schenkenländchen
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Bianca Urban (FW)
Area
 • Total 24.65 km2 (9.52 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 771
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15748
Dialling codes 033765
Vehicle registration LDS
Website www.maerkischbuchholz.de

Märkisch Buchholz is a small town in the Dahme-Spreewald district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the Dahme River, 20 km northwest of Lübben (Spreewald) and resp. 50 km southeast of Berlin.

Overview[edit]

The town is the smallest one in Brandenburg with town status. Founded in the 12th or 13th century the town's first historical mention dated on 13 August 1301, described as castrum et oppidum Buchholt. The town was heavily destroyed during the last day of World War II, due to strategic position at the Dahme river in Battle of Halbe. The federal highway B179 connect the town direct with Berlin.

Demography[edit]

Development of population since 1875 within the current boundaries (Blue line: Population; Dotted line: Comparison to population development of Brandenburg state; Grey background: Time of Nazi rule; Red background: Time of communist rule)
Märkisch Buchholz:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Popul.
1875 1401
1890 1451
1925 1125
1933 1185
1939 1213
1946 1246
1950 1229
1964 1032
1971 1000
1981 941
Year Popul.
1985 944
1989 888
1990 884
1991 861
1992 864
1993 868
1994 861
1995 862
1996 832
1997 847
Year Popul.
1998 881
1999 871
2000 874
2001 872
2002 836
2003 842
2004 840
2005 833
2006 810
2007 818
Year Popul.
2008 805
2009 793
2010 780
2011 759
2012 771

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

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