Oberhavel

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Oberhavel
District
Brandenburg ohv.png
Country  Germany
State Brandenburg
Capital Oranienburg
Area
 • Total 1,795.3 km2 (693.2 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 202,162
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration OHV
Website http://www.oberhavel.de

Oberhavel is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of Brandenburg, Germany. Its neighbouring districts are (clockwise from the north): Mecklenburg-Strelitz in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the districts of Uckermark and Barnim, the Bundesland of Berlin, and the districts of Havelland and Ostprignitz-Ruppin.

Geography[edit]

The district is located on the upper course of the Havel river from its source to the outskirts of Berlin. The north is characterised by many lakes including the Großer Stechlinsee, which is well known thanks to a novel by Theodor Fontane called Der Stechlin.

History[edit]

The district was created on 6 December 1993 through the merging of the old Gransee and Oranienburg districts.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the eagle as the symbol of Brandenburg in the upper part. In the lower half are two flying swans on green background representing nature with many lakes. The coat of arms was unofficially used by the precursor district of Oranienburg before the merger, but was never officially granted. It was granted to the district of Oberhavel on 18 May 1994.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Ämter free municipalities
  1. Fürstenberg/Havel
  2. Hennigsdorf
  3. Hohen Neuendorf
  4. Kremmen
  5. Liebenwalde
  6. Oranienburg
  7. Velten
  8. Zehdenick

Gransee und Gemeinden

  1. Gransee1, 2
  2. Großwoltersdorf
  3. Schönermark
  4. Sonnenberg
  5. Stechlin

1seat of the Amt; 2town

  1. Birkenwerder
  2. Glienicke/Nordbahn
  3. Leegebruch
  4. Löwenberger Land
  5. Mühlenbecker Land
  6. Oberkrämer

Demography[edit]

Landkreis Oberhavel:
Population development within the actual boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 64 084
1890 75 767
1910 99 395
1925 119 031
1933 138 026
1939 178 595
1946 187 548
1950 192 989
1964 179 515
1971 180 152
Year Population
1981 173 027
1985 174 522
1989 172 119
1990 169 086
1991 167 015
1992 165 764
1993 166 214
1994 167 935
1995 170 505
1996 173 666
Year Population
1997 178 353
1998 183 997
1999 189 191
2000 192 123
2001 194 022
2002 195 399
2003 197 055
2004 198 550
2005 200 184
2006 201 289
Year Population
2007 201 945
2008 202 231
2009 202 776
2010 203 124
2011 201 199
2012 202 162

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

Sport[edit]

The district is home to three rugby union clubs, the RU Hohen Neuendorf, Veltener RC and Stahl Hennigsdorf Rugby. The latter was the most successful rugby club in East Germany, winning 27 national championships from 1952 to 1990.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Oberhavel at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°53′N 13°15′E / 52.883°N 13.250°E / 52.883; 13.250