Rathenow

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Rathenow
Church
Church
Coat of arms of Rathenow
Coat of arms
Rathenow   is located in Germany
Rathenow
Rathenow
Coordinates: 52°36′N 12°20′E / 52.600°N 12.333°E / 52.600; 12.333Coordinates: 52°36′N 12°20′E / 52.600°N 12.333°E / 52.600; 12.333
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Havelland
Subdivisions 6 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Ronald Seeger
Area
 • Total 105.68 km2 (40.80 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 24,253
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14702, 14712
Dialling codes 03385
Vehicle registration HVL (früher: RN)
Website www.rathenow.de

Rathenow (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaːtənoː]) is a town in the district of Havelland in Brandenburg, Germany, with a population of 26,433 (2007).

Overview[edit]

The Protestant church of St. Marien Andreas, originally a basilica, and transformed to the Gothic style in 1517-1589, and the Roman Catholic Church of St. George, are noteworthy.

Rathenow is known for its Rathenow stones, bricks made of the clay of the Havel, and for its spectacles and optical instruments, which are exported.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, it was revealed that the remains of Hitler and his assistants were secretly buried in graves near Rathenow.[2]

Demography[edit]

Rathenow:
Population development within the current boundaries
[3]
Year Population
1875 12 443
1890 18 841
1910 29 125
1925 32 056
1933 32 779
1939 37 449
1946 34 005
1950 32 254
1964 31 083
1971 31 834
Year Population
1981 33 952
1985 33 312
1989 32 721
1990 31 945
1991 30 959
1992 30 973
1993 30 729
1994 30 649
1995 30 498
1996 30 277
Year Population
1997 30 066
1998 29 688
1999 29 285
2000 28 811
2001 28 476
2002 28 000
2003 27 558
2004 27 230
2005 26 973
2006 26 640
Year Population
2007 26 265
2008 25 791
2009 25 515
2010 25 301
2011 24 348
2012 24 253

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[4]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Rathenow is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2012 (XLS-Datei; 83 KB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ V.K. Vinogradov and others, Hitler's Death: Russia's Last Great Secret from the Files of the KGB, Chaucer Press 2005, 111. This work reproduces a Soviet map showing that the bodies were buried in a field near the village of Neu Friedrichsdorf, approximately one kilometre east of Rathenow.
  3. ^ Boundaries as of 2013
  4. ^ Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rathenow at Wikimedia Commons