Ruhland

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Ruhland
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Ruhland
Coat of arms
Ruhland   is located in Germany
Ruhland
Ruhland
Coordinates: 51°28′00″N 13°52′00″E / 51.46667°N 13.86667°E / 51.46667; 13.86667Coordinates: 51°28′00″N 13°52′00″E / 51.46667°N 13.86667°E / 51.46667; 13.86667
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Municipal assoc. Ruhland
Government
 • Mayor Eberhard Krause (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 37.12 km2 (14.33 sq mi)
Elevation 96 m (315 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,754
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01945
Dialling codes 035752
Vehicle registration OSL
Website www.ruhland.de

Ruhland (Sorbian: Rólany) is a town in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Schwarze Elster, 12 km southwest of Senftenberg.

Ruhland station is a major railway junction, for freight and for passenger services. The hourly 4-way connection between locomotive-hauled passenger services converging from Hoyerswerda, Cottbus, Leipzig and Dresden is a most impressive sight.

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