Fehrbellin

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Fehrbellin
Fehrbellin church.jpg
Coat of arms of Fehrbellin
Coat of arms
Location of Fehrbellin within Ostprignitz-Ruppin district
Fehrbellin in OPR.png
Fehrbellin is located in Germany
Fehrbellin
Fehrbellin
Fehrbellin is located in Brandenburg
Fehrbellin
Fehrbellin
Coordinates: 52°47′59″N 12°46′00″E / 52.79972°N 12.76667°E / 52.79972; 12.76667Coordinates: 52°47′59″N 12°46′00″E / 52.79972°N 12.76667°E / 52.79972; 12.76667
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOstprignitz-Ruppin
Government
 • MayorUte Behnicke
Area
 • Total270.41 km2 (104.41 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[3]
 • Total8,886
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16833
Dialling codes033932
Vehicle registrationOPR
Websitewww.fehrbellin.de

Fehrbellin is a municipality in Germany, located 60 km NW of Berlin. It had 9,310 inhabitants as of 2005, but has since declined to 8,606 inhabitants in 2012.

History[edit]

In 1675, the Battle of Fehrbellin was fought there, in which the troops of Brandenburg-Prussia defeated those of the occupying Swedish Empire. In 1758 during the Seven Years' War Prussian and Swedish forces clashed at the Battle of Fehrbellin (1758).

One of the most important skydiving dropzones of Germany is located at the local airport.

Municipal divisions[edit]

Dammkrug
Bützrhin near Wall
  • Fehrbellin
  • Betzin
  • Brunne
  • Dechtow
  • Deutschhof
  • Hakenberg
  • Karwesee
  • Königshorst
  • Langen [de]
  • Lentzke
  • Linum
  • Manker
  • Protzen
  • Tarmow
  • Walchow
  • Wall
  • Wustrau-Altfriesack

Wustrau and Altfriesack were amalgamated in 1970. With 1221 residents, the combined municipal division is the largest in the municipality. Altfriesack lies between the Ruppiner See and the Bützsee and belonged to Alt Ruppin until 1872. By area, Fehrbellin is the second-largest rural municipality ("Gemeinde") in Germany, trailing only Nuthe-Urstromtal.

Demography[edit]

Fehrbellin: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[4]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 12,109—    
1890 11,107−0.57%
1910 9,758−0.65%
1925 10,121+0.24%
1933 10,248+0.16%
1939 10,271+0.04%
1946 16,383+6.90%
1950 15,639−1.16%
1964 11,807−1.99%
1971 11,582−0.27%
1981 10,369−1.10%
1985 10,163−0.50%
1989 10,061−0.25%
1990 9,863−1.97%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 9,590−2.77%
1992 9,744+1.61%
1993 9,930+1.91%
1994 9,685−2.47%
1995 9,618−0.69%
1996 9,649+0.32%
1997 9,725+0.79%
1998 9,791+0.68%
1999 9,863+0.74%
2000 9,718−1.47%
2001 9,600−1.21%
2002 9,509−0.95%
2003 9,463−0.48%
2004 9,330−1.41%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 9,278−0.56%
2006 9,152−1.36%
2007 9,028−1.35%
2008 8,973−0.61%
2009 8,917−0.62%
2010 8,771−1.64%
2011 8,595−2.01%
2012 8,606+0.13%
2013 8,670+0.74%
2014 8,784+1.31%
2015 8,829+0.51%
2016 8,849+0.23%
2017 8,886+0.42%

Sights[edit]

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsentwicklung und Flächen der kreisfreien Städte Landkreise und Gemeinden im Land Brandenburg - 2017". Statistical office Berlin-Brandenburg. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

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