Lychen

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Lychen
Church of Saint John
Church of Saint John
Coat of arms of Lychen
Coat of arms
Location of Lychen within Uckermark district
Lychen in UM.png
Lychen is located in Germany
Lychen
Lychen
Lychen is located in Brandenburg
Lychen
Lychen
Coordinates: 53°12′12″N 13°19′11″E / 53.203235°N 13.319617°E / 53.203235; 13.319617Coordinates: 53°12′12″N 13°19′11″E / 53.203235°N 13.319617°E / 53.203235; 13.319617
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictUckermark
Government
 • MayorKarola Gundlach
Area
 • Total111.99 km2 (43.24 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[3]
 • Total3,207
 • Density29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
17279
Dialling codes039888
Vehicle registrationUM
Websitewww.lychen.de

Lychen (German pronunciation: [ˈlyːçən]), also known as Flößerstadt (raftsman city), is a town in the Uckermark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 24 kilometres (15 mi) southeast of Neustrelitz, and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of Fürstenberg/Havel. This is the town where the thumbtack was created.

History[edit]

Historically, timber rafting was one of the most important sectors of the economy. The timber was built into rafts and used for building projects, and was also used to transport other goods. Lychen has a timber rafting museum, and tourists can travel by raft on the lake.

Flat-headed thumbtacks were invented in Lychen in 1903 by Johann Kirsten. His invention is celebrated in a memorial. At the beginning of the 20th century there were a number of small factories here manufactuing thumbtacks.

The Hohenlychen Sanatorium used by the Schutzstaffel during World War II, is located in the town.

Demography[edit]

Lychen: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[4]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 3,184—    
1890 3,359+0.36%
1910 3,919+0.77%
1925 4,828+1.40%
1933 4,662−0.44%
1939 5,261+2.04%
1946 4,981−0.78%
1950 5,053+0.36%
1964 4,452−0.90%
1971 4,490+0.12%
1981 4,205−0.65%
1985 4,209+0.02%
1989 4,118−0.54%
1990 4,114−0.10%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 4,060−1.31%
1992 4,290+5.67%
1993 4,299+0.21%
1994 4,154−3.37%
1995 4,122−0.77%
1996 4,118−0.10%
1997 4,064−1.31%
1998 4,073+0.22%
1999 4,015−1.42%
2000 3,966−1.22%
2001 3,989+0.58%
2002 3,967−0.55%
2003 3,943−0.60%
2004 3,943+0.00%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 3,905−0.96%
2006 3,805−2.56%
2007 3,729−2.00%
2008 3,626−2.76%
2009 3,571−1.52%
2010 3,527−1.23%
2011 3,257−7.66%
2012 3,150−3.29%
2013 3,114−1.14%
2014 3,109−0.16%
2015 3,135+0.84%
2016 3,222+2.78%
2017 3,207−0.47%

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsentwicklung und Flächen der kreisfreien Städte Landkreise und Gemeinden im Land Brandenburg - 2017". Statistical office Berlin-Brandenburg. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons