Lychen

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Not to be confused with Lichen.
Lychen
Church
Church
Coat of arms of Lychen
Coat of arms
Lychen   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Uckermark
Government
 • Mayor Sven Klemckow (Linkspartei)
Area
 • Total 110.51 km2 (42.67 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,135
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17279
Dialling codes 039888
Vehicle registration UM
Website www.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]

Previously, the timber rafting was one of the most important sectors of the economy. It was Timber joined together to rafts, and also transports other goods. Recalling there in Lychen a timber rafting museum, and tourists can travel by raft on the lake In 1903, Johann Kirsten invented here the flat-headed thumb tacks, and at the beginning of the 20th century there was some little factories of flat-headed thumb tacks.

Demography[edit]

Lychen:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 3 184
1890 3 359
1910 3 919
1925 4 828
1933 4 662
1939 5 261
1946 4 981
1950 5 053
1964 4 452
1971 4 490
Year Population
1981 4 205
1985 4 209
1989 4 118
1990 4 114
1991 4 060
1992 4 290
1993 4 299
1994 4 154
1995 4 122
1996 4 118
Year Population
1997 4 064
1998 4 073
1999 4 015
2000 3 966
2001 3 989
2002 3 967
2003 3 943
2004 3 943
2005 3 905
2006 3 805
Year Population
2007 3 729
2008 3 626
2009 3 571
2010 3 527
2011 3 257
2012 3 150
2013 3 114
2014 3 109
2015 3 135

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