Wildau

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Wildau
Coat of arms of Wildau
Coat of arms
Wildau   is located in Germany
Wildau
Wildau
Coordinates: 52°19′N 13°38′E / 52.317°N 13.633°E / 52.317; 13.633Coordinates: 52°19′N 13°38′E / 52.317°N 13.633°E / 52.317; 13.633
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Dahme-Spreewald
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Uwe Malich (Die Linke)
Area
 • Total 9.09 km2 (3.51 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,797
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15745
Dialling codes 03375
Vehicle registration LDS
Website www.wildau.de

Wildau is a German municipality of the state of Brandenburg, located in the district of Dahme-Spreewald. It is located close to Berlin and easily reached by the S-Bahn. As of 2006 its population was of 9,649 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The church in Wildau

The history of Wildau began with fisherman's families that settled by the Dahme River and then came to deliver sand, gravel and bricks from the region by boat to Berlin.

Mechanical engineering put Wildau on the map as a location for industry. In 1897, the company Schwartzkopff GmbH established a locomotive factory here, and built housing for the factory workers that is today is under cultural heritage management. During the Second World War, local factories were involved in armaments production. After the war, they became East Germany's state enterprise in heavy engineering. After German unification, the factories were mostly shut down by the Treuhand.

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

In the region around Wildau, numerous technology and business parks have been set up in recent years, with service industries, logistics centers, as well as energy and environmental technology companies. An engineering school founded in 1949, was an integral part of mechanical engineering in the region before 1990. In 1991 the federal state of Brandenburg founded the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau. In 2013 Wildau acquired the title of city and now is one of 113 other such small cities in Brandenburg.

Demography[edit]

Wildau:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 290
1890 311
1925 4347
1933 4509
1939 5664
1946 5166
1950 5501
1964 8391
1971 8122
1981 7826
Year Population
1985 7506
1989 7169
1990 7089
1991 7350
1992 7403
1993 7425
1994 7405
1995 7697
1996 8131
1997 8605
Year Population
1998 9120
1999 9269
2000 9352
2001 9392
2002 9378
2003 9299
2004 9432
2005 9542
2006 9642
2007 9819
Year Population
2008 9911
2009 9906
2010 9898
2011 9731
2012 9797

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

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