Bismark, Germany

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Bismark
Coat of arms of Bismark
Coat of arms
Location of Bismark within Stendal district
Bismark (Altmark) in SDL.png
Bismark is located in Germany
Bismark
Bismark
Bismark is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Bismark
Bismark
Coordinates: 52°40′0″N 11°33′0″E / 52.66667°N 11.55000°E / 52.66667; 11.55000Coordinates: 52°40′0″N 11°33′0″E / 52.66667°N 11.55000°E / 52.66667; 11.55000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictStendal
Government
 • MayorAnnegret Schwarz
Area
 • Total289.45 km2 (111.76 sq mi)
Elevation
55 m (180 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total8,377
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
39576, 39579, 39599, 39606, 39624, 39629
Dialling codes039080, 039083, 039089, 039320, 039324, 039325, 039328
Vehicle registrationSDL
Websitewww.stadt-bismark.de

Bismark is a town in the Stendal district, in the historic Altmark region, which is located in northern part of state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 22 km (14 mi) west of Stendal in north-eastern Germany.

Parish church

In the early 12th century the area then under the rule of Albert the Bear was settled with peasants migrating from the Low Countries. The town's name is derived from the nearby river Biese (after Dutch: bies meaning rush plants); though it may also refer to the bishop's march, a possession of the Havelberg bishops mentioned in a 1209 deed issued by the Ascanian margrave Albert II. With the Altmark, Bismark was part of the Margraviate of Brandenburg until it was adjudicated to the Prussian Province of Saxony after the 1815 Congress of Vienna.

One Herbordus of Bismarck was mentioned holding the office of a Schultheiß in Stendal about 1270. His descendant Otto von Bismarck received the honorary citizenship of Bismark in 1895.

Upon an administrative reform effective from 1 January 2010, the town of Bismark comprises the former municipalities of Badingen, Berkau, Büste, Dobberkau, Garlipp, Grassau, Hohenwulsch, Holzhausen, Käthen, Kläden, Könnigde, Kremkau, Meßdorf, Querstedt, Schäplitz, Schernikau, Schorstedt and Steinfeld.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2017" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).