Kloster Lehnin

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Kloster Lehnin
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Coat of arms of Kloster Lehnin
Coat of arms
Kloster Lehnin  is located in Germany
Kloster Lehnin
Kloster Lehnin
Coordinates: 52°19′00″N 12°45′00″E / 52.31667°N 12.75000°E / 52.31667; 12.75000Coordinates: 52°19′00″N 12°45′00″E / 52.31667°N 12.75000°E / 52.31667; 12.75000
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Potsdam-Mittelmark
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Kreykenbohm
Area
 • Total 199.30 km2 (76.95 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,669
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14542, 14778, 14797
Dialling codes 03382, 033207
Vehicle registration PM
Website www.lehnin.de

Kloster Lehnin or Lehnin is a municipality in the German state of Brandenburg, about 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Brandenburg an der Havel.

Overview[edit]

It was established on April 1, 2002 by the merger of 13 villages:

  • Damsdorf
  • Emstal (Schwina until 1937)
  • Göhlsdorf
  • Grebs
  • Krahne
  • Lehnin
  • Michelsdorf               
  • Nahmitz
  • Netzen
  • Prützke
  • Rädel
  • Reckahn
  • Rietz and
  • Trechwitz, incorporated on October 26, 2003

Centre of the municipality is Lehnin. It is best known for Lehnin Abbey, the oldest monastery in the Margraviate of Brandenburg, established in 1180 by Margrave Otto I. The adjacent settlement developed about 1415 out of a market held by the monks outside the abbey walls.

Today, this well-maintained area includes the renovated monastery church and other Gothic buildings.

In addition to tourism, Kloster Lehnin's local economy is supported primarily by a hospital network, the Evangelical Deaconess House Berlin Teltow Lehnin, by Hansa-Heemann AG, a mineral water and soft drinks company, by Grand River Enterprise, a cigarette company, and by Windeck, a metal construction company. These companies are located in the industrial area, Rietz.[2]

Demography[edit]

Kloster Lehnin:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[3]
Year Population
1875 8 142
1890 9 562
1910 10 153
1925 9 924
1933 10 996
1939 11 651
1946 14 181
1950 13 891
1964 11 800
1971 11 504
Year Population
1981 10 921
1985 11 173
1989 11 055
1990 10 864
1991 10 678
1992 10 728
1993 10 751
1994 10 913
1995 10 996
1996 11 191
Year Population
1997 11 287
1998 11 442
1999 11 544
2000 11 586
2001 11 703
2002 11 745
2003 11 863
2004 11 815
2005 11 700
2006 11 566
Year Population
2007 11 398
2008 11 195
2009 11 129
2010 11 089
2011 10 732
2012 10 724
2013 10 669

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