Arendsee

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Arendsee
Arendsee Rathaus.jpg
Coat of arms of Arendsee
Coat of arms
Arendsee   is located in Germany
Arendsee
Arendsee
Coordinates: 52°52′36″N 11°29′12″E / 52.8767°N 11.4867°E / 52.8767; 11.4867Coordinates: 52°52′36″N 11°29′12″E / 52.8767°N 11.4867°E / 52.8767; 11.4867
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Altmarkkreis Salzwedel
Government
 • Mayor Norman Klebe
Area
 • Total 269.68 km2 (104.12 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,929
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 39619
Dialling codes 039003, 039034, 039036, 039384
Vehicle registration SAW, GA, KLZ
Website www.vg-arendsee-kalbe.de

Arendsee (About this sound  ) is a municipality in the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is named after the lake Arendsee, located north of the town.

Geography[edit]

Arendsee
Monastery church

The municipality is located in the Altmark region and on the southern bank of the Arendsee lake, the largest and deepest natural lake in Saxony-Anhalt.

Municipality subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of the following subdivisions: Arendsee, Binde, Dessau, Fleetmark, Genzien, Gestien, Harpe, Höwisch, Kassuhn, Kaulitz, Kerkau, Kerkuhn, Kläden, Kleinau, Kraatz, Ladekath, Leppin, Lohne, Lübbars, Lüge, Mechau, Molitz, Neulingen, Rademin, Ritzleben, Sanne, Schernikau, Schrampe, Störpke, Thielbeer (an independent municipality until 1 January 2010), Vissum, Zehren, Ziemendorf, Zießau and Zühlen.

History[edit]

The locality and the lake were first mentioned in the Royal Frankish Annals in 822.

In 1184 Otto I, Margrave of Brandenburg founded a Benedictine nunnery in Arendsee while the then competent Prince-Bishop of Verden, Tammo (d. 1188), endowed it with estates.

Population development[edit]

Year Inhabitants
1964 10.963
1971 10.802
1981 9.401
1990 8.597
2000 8.223
2010 7.381
Year Inhabitants
2011 7.237
2012 7.176
2013 7.056
2014 7.023
2015 6.929

1964–1981 census results, from 2011: 2011 European Union census[2]

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