Schorfheide, Brandenburg

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Schorfheide
Coat of arms of Schorfheide
Coat of arms
Location of Schorfheide
Schorfheide is located in Germany
Schorfheide
Schorfheide
Schorfheide is located in Brandenburg
Schorfheide
Schorfheide
Coordinates: 52°54′N 13°31′E / 52.900°N 13.517°E / 52.900; 13.517Coordinates: 52°54′N 13°31′E / 52.900°N 13.517°E / 52.900; 13.517
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictBarnim
Government
 • MayorUwe Schoknecht (Free Voters)
Area
 • Total236.79 km2 (91.43 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,947
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16230, 16244, 16348
Dialling codes03334, 03335
Vehicle registrationBAR
WebsiteOfficial site (in German)

Schorfheide is a municipality in the Barnim district of Brandenburg, Germany. It was established in 2003 by the merger of Finowfurt and Groß Schönebeck.

Overview[edit]

Groß Schönebeck hunting lodge

Schorfheide further comprises the villages of Altenhof, Böhmerheide, Eichhorst, Klandorf, Lichterfelde, Schluft and Werbellin. It is situated immediately west of the district's capital Eberswalde and about 40 km (25 mi) northeast of the Berlin city centre. Schorfheide is the largest municipality of Barnim by area. Large parts belong to the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve.

In the 13th century the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg built a castle at the southern end of the Werbellinsee. In 1879 Prince Charles of Prussia had the Ascania Tower erected at the site. Groß Schönebeck houses a hunting lodge erected from 1680 at the behest of the Brandenburg Elector Frederick William I of Hohenzollern, now a museum. From 1950 until 1989 Altenhof was the site of the Pionierrepublik Wilhelm Pieck, a large camp of the Ernst Thälmann Pioneer Organisation.

Demography[edit]

Street near Schluft
Schorfheide: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[2]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 6,223—    
1890 7,440+1.20%
1910 8,055+0.40%
1925 8,685+0.50%
1933 9,978+1.75%
1939 10,951+1.56%
1946 12,001+1.32%
1950 11,943−0.12%
1964 10,761−0.74%
1971 10,335−0.58%
1981 9,377−0.97%
1985 9,187−0.51%
1989 9,024−0.45%
1990 8,974−0.55%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 8,892−0.91%
1992 8,970+0.88%
1993 9,238+2.99%
1994 9,425+2.02%
1995 9,585+1.70%
1996 9,768+1.91%
1997 10,015+2.53%
1998 10,183+1.68%
1999 10,324+1.38%
2000 10,420+0.93%
2001 10,456+0.35%
2002 10,403−0.51%
2003 10,489+0.83%
2004 10,461−0.27%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 10,397−0.61%
2006 10,342−0.53%
2007 10,331−0.11%
2008 10,241−0.87%
2009 10,172−0.67%
2010 10,234+0.61%
2011 9,858−3.67%
2012 9,837−0.21%
2013 9,747−0.91%
2014 9,759+0.12%
2015 9,908+1.53%
2016 9,966+0.59%
2017 9,947−0.19%

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

External links[edit]

Media related to Schorfheide at Wikimedia Commons