Storkow, Brandenburg

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Storkow
Coat of arms of Storkow
Coat of arms
Storkow is located in Germany
Storkow
Storkow
Coordinates: 52°15′N 13°56′E / 52.250°N 13.933°E / 52.250; 13.933Coordinates: 52°15′N 13°56′E / 52.250°N 13.933°E / 52.250; 13.933
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oder-Spree
Subdivisions 13 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Christina Gericke (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 179.96 km2 (69.48 sq mi)
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,889
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15859
Dialling codes 033678
Vehicle registration LOS
Website storkow.de

Storkow (Mark) is a town in the Oder-Spree district, in Brandenburg, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Storkow is situated 15 km southwest of Fürstenwalde.

Division of the town[edit]

The following villages were incorporated into Storkow after local council elections in 2003

  • Alt-Stahnsdorf (population: 384)
  • Bugk (population: 194)
  • Görsdorf (population: 556)
  • Groß Eichholz (population: 141)
  • Groß Schauen (population: 178)
  • Karlslust
  • Kehrigk (population: 325)
  • Kummersdorf (population: 499)
  • Limsdorf (population: 377)
  • Neu Boston
  • Philadelphia (population: 258)
  • Rieplos (population: 132)
  • Selchow (population: 269)
  • Schwerin (population: 131)
  • Wochowsee (population: 60)
  • Wolfswinkel

(Karlslust, Neu Boston and Wolfswinkel had already been considered as part of the Storkow municipality prior to the elections)

Twin Towns[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Storkow was first mentioned in 1209 by Otto IV of Brunswick and is one of the oldest towns in Brandenburg. Originally part of Lower Lusatia, it was presented as a gift to the margraves of Brandenburg by Ferdinand I of Bohemia together with neighbouring Beeskow. Since then it has remained part of Brandenburg.

Demography[edit]

Philadelphia and Neu Boston[edit]

The villages of Philadelphia and Neu Boston were named after their American counterparts by Frederick the Great in 1772.[2]

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