|• Mayor||Arno Jaeschke|
|• Total||106.6 km2 (41.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||57 m (187 ft)|
|• Density||88/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Altlandsberg was first mentioned in a 1230 deed, it was located at the site of a former Slavic (Sprevane) settlement. The area then was resettled in the course of the German Ostsiedlung, promoted both by the Ascanian Margraves of Brandenburg and the rivaling Margraves of Meissen from the House of Wettin. The town's name may refer to Saxon Landsberg Castle and therefore indicate an establishment by the Wettins. In 1245 the tensions rose to an armed conflict, in which the Ascanians maintained their grounds. From that time on Altlandsberg remained with Brandenburg.
The city was laid out at the behest of the Ascanian rulers, their successor Margrave Louis I from the Bavarian House of Wittelsbach even established a monastery of the Servite Order in 1335, which was dissolved during the Protestant Reformation. Altlandsberg was devastated by the Hussites in 1432, it was affected by several town fires and plague epidemics in the 16th century. The medieval town burnt down completely in 1632 during the Thirty Years' War. A hoard of 7450 gold and silver coins dating from the 14th and early 15th century was discovered in the grounds of the former manor in late 2016. The dates suggest that it was buried in order to protect it during the Hussite wars. It is the largest hitherto found in the state of Brandenburg, and is now being examined in the archeological museum in Brandenburg an der Havel.
Recent Population Development and Projections (Population Development before Census 2011 (blue line); Recent Population Development according to the Census in Germany in 2011 (blue bordered line); Projection by the Brandenburg state for 2005-2030 (yellow line); Projection by the Brandenburg state for 2014-2030 (red line); Projection by the Bertelsmann Foundation for 2012-2030 (green line)
|Altlandsberg: Population development |
within the current boundaries (2017)
Sons and daughters of the town
- Friedrich Wilhelm Langerhans (1780–1851), architect and Berlin city planner
- Fritz Kunert (1850–1931), member of parliament (SPD)
- Erasmus Schöfer (born 1931), writer
- Herbert Graedtke (born 1941), theater actor and director
- Dagmar Enkelmann (born 1956), member of parliament (Die Linke ("The Left"))
Other personalities who are associated with the town
- Frederick I (Prussia)(1657–1713), first king of Prussia, was educated in Altlandsberg
- Gujjula Ravindra Reddy (born 1954), 1993-2003 honorary mayor of Altlandsberg
- "Bevölkerungsentwicklung und Flächen der kreisfreien Städte Landkreise und Gemeinden im Land Brandenburg - 2017". Statistical office Berlin-Brandenburg. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2017 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2018.
- Gudrun Jänicke (21 December 2016). "Gestatten, Brandenburgs größter Schatz". Märkische Allgemeine.
- Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons
- Ergebnis der Bürgermeisterwahl am 1. Juli 2007
- Ergebnis der Bürgermeisterstichwahl am 14. Juni 2015
Media related to Altlandsberg at Wikimedia Commons
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