Herzberg (Elster)

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Herzberg
Coat of arms of Herzberg
Coat of arms
Herzberg  is located in Germany
Herzberg
Herzberg
Coordinates: 51°40′59″N 13°13′59″E / 51.68306°N 13.23306°E / 51.68306; 13.23306Coordinates: 51°40′59″N 13°13′59″E / 51.68306°N 13.23306°E / 51.68306; 13.23306
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Elbe-Elster
Government
 • Mayor Michael Oecknigk (CDU)
Area
 • Total 148.48 km2 (57.33 sq mi)
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,067
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04916
Dialling codes 03535
Vehicle registration EE
Website herzberg-elster.de

Herzberg (Elster) is a town in the Elbe-Elster district of the German federal state of Brandenburg.

Overview[edit]

As of 2004, its population is 10,968 and the mayor is Michael Oecknigk of the Christian Democratic Union.

Villa Marx

Herzberg (Elster) is twinned with the following cities:

From 1939 to 1945 there was the Deutschlandsender Herzberg/Elster, a huge longwave transmitter, whose mast was the second tallest construction in the world, at Herzberg/Elster. The basement of the mast is still there.

Herzberg Town hall

Demography[edit]

Herzberg (Elster):
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 8 259
1890 8 865
1910 8 337
1925 8 250
1933 8 715
1939 9 346
1946 12 457
1950 12 479
1964 11 474
1971 12 091
Year Population
1981 11 956
1985 11 899
1989 12 229
1990 12 165
1991 12 075
1992 11 950
1993 12 126
1994 11 955
1995 11 897
1996 11 816
Year Population
1997 11 801
1998 11 718
1999 11 616
2000 11 380
2001 11 148
2002 11 053
2003 11 046
2004 10 968
2005 10 930
2006 10 792
Year Population
2007 10 524
2008 10 275
2009 10 130
2010 9 982
2011 9 461
2012 9 345
2013 9 161
2014 9 127
2015 9 067

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Luise von Francois around 1881

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Herzberg (Elster) at Wikimedia Commons