Lenzen (Elbe)

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Lenzen
Coat of arms of Lenzen
Coat of arms
Lenzen   is located in Germany
Lenzen
Lenzen
Coordinates: 53°05′28″N 11°28′24″E / 53.09111°N 11.47333°E / 53.09111; 11.47333Coordinates: 53°05′28″N 11°28′24″E / 53.09111°N 11.47333°E / 53.09111; 11.47333
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Prignitz
Municipal assoc. Lenzen-Elbtalaue
Government
 • Mayor Christian Steinkopf (CDU)
Area
 • Total 95.75 km2 (36.97 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,219
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19309
Dialling codes 038792
Vehicle registration PR
Website www.lenzenelbe.de

Lenzen (Elbe) is a small town in the district of Prignitz, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is part of the Amt Lenzen-Elbtalaue.

Overview[edit]

Lenzen is situated near the Elbe, approx. 20 km northwest of Wittenberge. It was the scene of the Battle of Lenzen, an early victory by the Germans over the Wends in 929. Frederick Count of Zollern confiscated it from the von Quitzow family in 1420 for their part in the uprising of the Wendish nobility, and mortgaged it to Otto von Blumenthal. He redeemed the mortgage and restored the von Quitzows in 1422.

Another Lenzen is an Old Prussian site in (former) East-Prussia near the Baltic Sea.

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)
Lenzen (Elbe):
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 4 619
1890 4 403
1910 4 065
1925 4 167
1933 4 069
1939 3 980
1946 5 309
1950 5 389
1964 4 258
1971 4 038
Year Population
1981 3 503
1985 3 390
1989 3 293
1990 3 255
1991 3 100
1992 3 133
1993 3 084
1994 3 067
1995 3 008
1996 2 985
Year Population
1997 2 986
1998 2 926
1999 2 916
2000 2 830
2001 2 766
2002 2 750
2003 2 707
2004 2 661
2005 2 622
2006 2 554
Year Population
2007 2 519
2008 2 453
2009 2 381
2010 2 363
2011 2 319
2012 2 293
2013 2 251
2014 2 209
2015 2 219


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Media related to Lenzen at Wikimedia Commons