Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

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Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Borough of Berlin
Coat of arms of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Coat of arms
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf  is located in Germany
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Coordinates: 52°30′N 13°17′E / 52.500°N 13.283°E / 52.500; 13.283Coordinates: 52°30′N 13°17′E / 52.500°N 13.283°E / 52.500; 13.283
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Founded 2001
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Naumann (SPD)
Area
 • Total 64.72 km2 (24.99 sq mi)
Population (2012-11-30)
 • Total 327,803
 • Density 5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Vehicle registration B

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the fourth borough of Berlin, formed in an administrative reform with effect from 1 January 2001, by merging the former boroughs of Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf.

Overview[edit]

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf covers the western city centre of Berlin and the adjacent affluent suburbs. It borders on the Mitte borough in the east, on Tempelhof-Schöneberg in the southeast, Steglitz-Zehlendorf in the south, Spandau in the west and on Reinickendorf in the north. The district includes the inner city localities of Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf and Halensee.

After World War II and the city's division by the Berlin Wall, the area around Kurfürstendamm and Bahnhof Zoo was the centre of former West Berlin, with the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church as its landmark. The Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin), the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste), the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung), the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as Charlottenburg Palace and the Olympic Stadium are also located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a population of 319,628, of whom about 110,000 (34%) were of non-German origin. The largest ethnic minorities were Turks at 4%; Poles at 3.5%; Arabs, former Yugoslavians and Afro-Germans at 2.5% each; Russians at 1.5%; and Ukrainians and Iranians at 1.0% each.[1]

Percentage of the population with migration background [2]
Germans without migration background/Ethnic Germans 66% (209.700)
Germans with migration background/Foreigners 34 % (110.000)
- Middle Eastern/Muslim migration background (Turkey, Arab League, Iran etc.) 8% (25.500)
- former Soviet background (Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan etc.) 4,4% (14.000)
- Polish migration background 3,5% (11.000)
- Yugoslavian migration background 2,5% (7.500)
- Afro-German/African background 2,5% (7.500)
- Others ( Greeks, Italians, East Asians etc.) 13,1% (44.500)

Subdivision[edit]

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is divided into seven localities:

Subdivisions of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Locality
Area
(km²)
Inhabitants
31 December 2012
Density
(inhabitants/km²)
0401 Charlottenburg
10.6 121,926 11,502
0402 Wilmersdorf
7.16 95,164 13,291
0403 Schmargendorf
3.59 20,476 5,704
0404 Grunewald
22.3 11,703 525
0405 Westend
13.5 38,944 2,885
0406 Charlottenburg-Nord
6.2 73,057 11,783
0407 Halensee
1.27 12,759 10,046

The localities of Schmargendorf and Grunewald were part of the former Wilmersdorf borough until 2001. By resolution of 30 September 2004, the localities of Westend and Charlottenburg-Nord were created on the territory of the former Charlottenburg borough, like Halensee on the territory of the former Wilmersdorf borough.

Politics[edit]

Allocation of seats in the borough council of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (DE-2012-07-01).svg

Current allocation of seats in the borough's parliamentary body (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung) as of the 2011 Berlin state election:

In July 2012 one former Left MP joined the SPD parliamentary group.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Twin towns of the former Charlottenburg borough
Twin towns of the former Wilmersdorf borough

Economy[edit]

Air Berlin headquarters

The borough's economy largely depends on retail trade, mainly in the City West area along Kurfürstendamm, Breitscheidplatz and Tauentzienstraße, with supra-local importance.

Air Berlin has its headquarters in Building 2 of the Airport Bureau Center in Charlottenburg-Nord.[5][6] As of 2006 Air Berlin employed 1,200 employees at its headquarters.[7] Germania has its headquarters in Charlottenburg-Nord.[8]

See also[edit]

Portal icon Berlin portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statistik-berlin-brandenburg.de/Publikationen/Stat_Berichte/2011/SB_A1-5_hj01-11_BE.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.statistik-berlin-brandenburg.de/Publikationen/Stat_Berichte/2011/SB_A1-5_hj02-10_BE.pdf
  3. ^ "Partner und Freundesstädte". Stadt Mannheim (in German). Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Gradovi prijatelji Splita" [Split Twin Towns]. Grad Split [Split Official City Website] (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  5. ^ "Contact." Air Berlin. Retrieved on 12 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Approach map." Air Berlin. Retrieved on 12 May 2009.
  7. ^ Schulz, Stefan. "Ein Kandidat geht auf Tuchfühlung." Die Welt. 2 March 2006. Retrieved on 22 October 2009. "Am Saatwinkler Damm ist das Unternehmen mit 1200 Mitarbeitern (insgesamt 2700 Mitarbeiter) einer der größten Arbeitgeber der Hauptstadt."
  8. ^ "Contact." Germania Airline. Retrieved on October 12, 2009.

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