Teltow-Fläming

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Teltow-Fläming
District
Brandenburg tf.png
Country  Germany
State Brandenburg
Capital Luckenwalde
Area
 • Total 2,092.0 km2 (807.7 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 159,686
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration TF
Website teltow-flaeming.de

Teltow-Fläming is a Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Brandenburg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Dahme-Spreewald, Elbe-Elster, the districts Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt, the district Potsdam-Mittelmark, and the Bundesland Berlin.

Geography[edit]

The district is named after the two main regions. The Teltow is an agricultural belt south of Berlin. The Fläming is a wooded hill chain in the south; the portion located in this district is called the Lower Fläming, while the Higher Fläming is situated in Potsdam-Mittelmark.

History[edit]

The district was formed in December 1993 by merging the previous districts Luckenwalde, Jüterbog and Zossen, but also including small parts from other former districts such as Luckau.

Demography[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

In the time from 1997 to 2001, the district had the biggest increase in the gross economic product of all districts of Germany with a rate of +56.1%.[1]

Flaeming-Skate is a 160 km (99 mi) long route specially for inline skating, the only such route in Germany.

Curiously, the town of Teltow is not a part of the district Teltow-Fläming, just as the town of Dahme is not a part of the district of Dahme-Spreewald.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show the eagle of Brandenburg to the left, as the margraves of Brandenburg began to rule the northern and northwestern part of the district in the 13th century. To the right is a staff of an abbot. It symbolizes the clerical state of Magdeburg, to which the southern and middle part of the district belonged. The black-and-white checkered bottom derives from the coat of arms of the family of Torgow, who owned the area around Zossen until 1478.

After the creation of the new district a public contest was held to create a coat of arms for the district. Out of ten proposals the parliament of the district selected the one made by the designer Horst Nehls from Merow. The coat of arms were officially granted by ministry of interior of Brandenburg on November 21, 1996.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Amt-free towns Amt-free municipalities Amt
  1. Baruth/Mark
  2. Jüterbog
  3. Luckenwalde
  4. Ludwigsfelde
  5. Trebbin
  6. Zossen
  1. Am Mellensee
  2. Blankenfelde-Mahlow
  3. Großbeeren
  4. Niederer Fläming
  5. Niedergörsdorf
  6. Nuthe-Urstromtal
  7. Rangsdorf

1. Dahme/Mark

  1. Dahme1, 2
  2. Dahmetal
  3. Ihlow


1seat of the Amt; 2town

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Coordinates: 52°5′N 13°18′E / 52.083°N 13.300°E / 52.083; 13.300