Broitzem

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Broitzem
Stadtbezirk of Braunschweig
Church in Broitzem
Church in Broitzem
Coat of arms of Broitzem
Coat of arms
Broitzem  is located in Germany
Broitzem
Broitzem
Coordinates: 52°14′4″N 10°28′51″E / 52.23444°N 10.48083°E / 52.23444; 10.48083Coordinates: 52°14′4″N 10°28′51″E / 52.23444°N 10.48083°E / 52.23444; 10.48083
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Braunschweig urban district
City Braunschweig
Government
 • Mayor Meike Rupp-Naujok (SPD)
Area
 • Total 03.700 km2 (1.429 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)
 • Total 6,073
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38122
Dialling codes 0531
Vehicle registration BS
Website Official Website

Broitzem is a Stadtbezirk (city district) in the south-western part of Braunschweig, Germany.

History[edit]

The village of Broitzem was first mentioned in documents during the 12th century. Originally mostly a farming village, Broitzem became connected to the railway network via the Hildesheim–Brunswick railway during the 19th century and people increasingly started to commute into work in the city. By the early 20th century, the village had about 1000 inhabitants.[1] During the 20th century, new residential and commercial areas were developed in Broitzem, causing a growth of population. In 1974, the village, until then part of the disbanded rural district of Braunschweig, was incorporated into the city of Braunschweig and became a city district.[2]

Airfield[edit]

In 1916 a military airfield was established north of Broitzem. In 1929 the head office of the Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule was moved to Broitzem airfield, officially a flying school for commercial pilots and later a military training facility for the Luftwaffe.[3] The airfield was closed after the end of World War II.[4]

Politics[edit]

The district mayor Meike Rupp-Naujok is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.[5]

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