Rhinow

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Rhinow
Coat of arms of Rhinow
Coat of arms
Rhinow   is located in Germany
Rhinow
Rhinow
Coordinates: 52°45′00″N 12°19′59″E / 52.75000°N 12.33306°E / 52.75000; 12.33306Coordinates: 52°45′00″N 12°19′59″E / 52.75000°N 12.33306°E / 52.75000; 12.33306
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Havelland
Municipal assoc. Rhinow
Government
 • Mayor Sybille Heling (FDP)
Area
 • Total 31.51 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,667
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14728
Dialling codes 033875
Vehicle registration HVL
Website www.rhinow.de

Rhinow (German pronunciation: [ˈʁiːnoː]) is a town in the Havelland district (Landkreis), in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 16 km north of Rathenow, and 22 km south of Kyritz. Rhinow is the administrative seat (Verwaltungssitz) of the Rhinow district (Amt).

Geography[edit]

The region lies on the southern edge of the Rhinluch (Rhin moor) and at the feet of the up to 110 Meter high Rhinower Mountains. The Rhin river flows west through the district into the Gülper See at the southwestern border. Federal highway (Bundesstraße) 102 cuts through the area. Since 2003, the stretch between Rathenow and Neustadt (Dosse) is no longer served by public rail transit (Öffentlichen Personennahverkehr).

Stadtgliederung[edit]

Greater Rhinow includes the village of Kietz.

History[edit]

During the Third Reich, a famous sail plane school was founded in memory of Otto Lilienthal.

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)
Rhinow:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Popul.
1875 1 397
1890 1 512
1910 1 540
1925 1 533
1933 1 551
1939 1 713
1946 2 728
1950 2 553
1964 2 051
1971 2 052
Year Popul.
1981 2 198
1985 2 213
1989 2 222
1990 2 146
1991 2 090
1992 2 065
1993 2 086
1994 2 070
1995 2 103
1996 2 111
Year Popul.
1997 2 154
1998 2 165
1999 2 146
2000 2 101
2001 2 021
2002 2 012
2003 1 967
2004 1 959
2005 1 933
2006 1 874
Year Popul.
2007 1 821
2008 1 758
2009 1 714
2010 1 716
2011 1 695
2012 1 667

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

Politics[edit]

City Council[edit]

The council of the city of Rhinow has 12 members with the following distribution by political party:

(As of elections held on September 28, 2008)

Architecture[edit]

  • 101 Meter high radio tower belonging to Deutsche Telekom AG constructed from reinforced concrete with uncustomary asymmetry at 52° 44′ 45″ N, 12° 21′ 7″ E, was built during the Soviet era.

Personalities[edit]

  • Otto Lilienthal settled in Rhinow in 1893, building his workshop for his glider. In the beginning, he flew also in the Rhinow Mountains, later switching to flying at Gollenberg.

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