Jänschwalde

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Jänschwalde/Janšojce
Jänschwalde/Janšojce  is located in Germany
Jänschwalde/Janšojce
Jänschwalde/Janšojce
Coordinates: 51°51′43″N 14°29′57″E / 51.86194°N 14.49917°E / 51.86194; 14.49917Coordinates: 51°51′43″N 14°29′57″E / 51.86194°N 14.49917°E / 51.86194; 14.49917
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Spree-Neiße
Municipal assoc. Peitz
Government
 • Mayor Heinz Schwietzer (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)
Elevation 62 m (203 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,535
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 03197, außer OT Grießen: 03172
Dialling codes 035607, außer OT Grießen: 035696
Vehicle registration SPN

Jänschwalde (Sorbian: Janšojce) is a municipality in the district of Spree-Neiße in Brandenburg in East Germany. It is situated in the region of Niederlausitz. The nearest town is Peitz; Cottbus is 25 km away.

Municipal arrangement[edit]

The municipality of Jänschwalde-Janšojce is divided into three parts:

  • Jänschwalde-Dorf
  • Kolonie
  • Jänschwalde East

Jänschwalde-Dorf[edit]

Jänschwalde-Dorf (village) is separated from Kolonie by a small brook called Puschanitzka. It flows through a field between the two districts. In the village there is a tavern called K5. Not far away from there is a small store and a place called the Jugendbude, for the young people of the village.

Near the store and the Jugendbude is the village church, which was built in 1806/07. In the nearby belltower there are three bells from the 15th and 16th centuries. Also next to the church is the German-Sorb Museum, which details the area's past.

Kolonie[edit]

In Kolonie (colony) the inhabitants have a butcher, a store, a post office, and a restaurant—the brewery Zur Linde. The cemetery is also located in Kolonie.

Jänschwalde East[edit]

Three kilometers into the forest is East Jänschwalde, which was established in 1952 as a housing development for the soldiers of the nearby air base. Here there are mostly new buildings, including a primary school and a kindergarten. There is also das Ländliche Sozio-kulturelle Zentrum (the Rural Socio-Cultural Center), which serves as a meeting place for young and old. Activities there include crafting afternoons, a library, and sport programs, such as judo. East Jänschwalde is also connected to the public railroad network through the Regional Express line from Cottbus to Frankfurt (Oder).

Demography[edit]

Development of Population since 1875 within the Current Boundaries (Blue Line: Population; Dotted Line: Comparison to Population Development of Brandenburg state; Grey Background: Time of Nazi rule; Red Background: Time of Communist rule)
Jänschwalde:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 2 125
1890 2 261
1910 2 239
1925 2 196
1933 2 175
1939 2 160
1946 3 125
1950 2 985
1964 3 335
1971 3 255
Year Population
1981 3 365
1985 3 181
1989 3 677
1990 3 501
1991 3 373
1992 3 390
1993 3 393
1994 3 304
1995 3 209
1996 3 104
Year Population
1997 2 976
1998 2 877
1999 2 754
2000 2 807
2001 2 704
2002 2 522
2003 2 222
2004 2 109
2005 2 019
2006 1 963
Year Population
2007 1 884
2008 1 828
2009 1 776
2010 1 751
2011 1 638
2012 1 585

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