Premnitz

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Premnitz
Coat of arms of Premnitz
Coat of arms
Premnitz   is located in Germany
Premnitz
Premnitz
Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 12°19′59″E / 52.53306°N 12.33306°E / 52.53306; 12.33306Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 12°19′59″E / 52.53306°N 12.33306°E / 52.53306; 12.33306
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Havelland
Government
 • Mayor Roy Wallenta
Area
 • Total 45.42 km2 (17.54 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,474
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14727
Dialling codes 03386
Vehicle registration HVL
Website www.premnitz.de

Premnitz is a town in the Havelland district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Havel, 8 km south of Rathenow, 21 km northwest of Brandenburg, and is only 75 km west of central Berlin, to where it is well connected by the railway and road networks. The surrounding landscape is very rural and forested in its make up.

Overview[edit]

In order to counteract the economic impact of the decline of the synthetic fibres industry, a lot of effort is being expended so as to utilise a mix of industries, more in tune with the demand for industry that is in harmony with contemporary environmental policies. One such example is Firstwood: a factory which specialises in the theromo-tretament of soft, locally grown and harvested pine, so that it is as resilient to the elements as many of its hardwood alternatives.

It is also envisaged that because of the town's proximity to Berlin and Potsdam, for example, and the development of high quality recreational facilities, Premnitz may be considered as a good place to live and commute to work, as an alternative to living in the city.

Demography[edit]

Premnitz:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 1 353
1890 1 651
1910 1 700
1925 3 520
1933 3 861
1939 5 923
1946 8 575
1950 8 387
1964 12 126
1971 13 724
Year Population
1981 13 447
1985 13 538
1989 13 112
1990 12 832
1991 12 347
1992 12 272
1993 12 095
1994 12 020
1995 11 945
1996 11 698
Year Population
1997 11 464
1998 11 376
1999 11 244
2000 11 018
2001 10 828
2002 10 486
2003 10 295
2004 10 078
2005 9 850
2006 9 655
Year Population
2007 9 490
2008 9 249
2009 9 095
2010 8 893
2011 8 552
2012 8 474

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

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