Märkisches Viertel

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Märkisches Viertel
Quarter of Berlin
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Märkisches Viertel  is located in Germany
Märkisches Viertel
Märkisches Viertel
Coordinates: 52°36′00″N 13°21′30″E / 52.60000°N 13.35833°E / 52.60000; 13.35833Coordinates: 52°36′00″N 13°21′30″E / 52.60000°N 13.35833°E / 52.60000; 13.35833
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Reinickendorf
Founded 1964
Area
 • Total 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 35,206
 • Density 11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 1210) 13435, 13439
Vehicle registration B

Märkisches Viertel (MV) is a German locality (Ortsteil) in the borough (Bezirk) of Reinickendorf in Berlin.

Overview[edit]

It consists of a large housing estate of about 17,000 apartments with chains of high-rises up to 18 floors that were built from 1964 to 1974 by the GeSoBau Gesellschaft für sozialen Wohnungsbau (Association for Social Apartment Construction). Originally a part of Wittenau, it became an officially recognized locality of its own in 1999.

To the east it shares its border with the Rosenthal and Wilhelmsruh localities of the Pankow borough, from which it was separated by the Berlin Wall until 1989. In 2003 Märkisches Viertel had about 36,000 inhabitants.

Notable people[edit]

The rapper Sido and several artists of his Aggro Berlin record label were born or grew up here.[citation needed]

Literature[edit]

  • Brigitte Jacob, Wolfgang Schäche: "40 Jahre Märkisches Viertel / Geschichte und Gegenwart einer Großsiedlung". jovis Verlag, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-936314-07-1

External links[edit]

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