Michendorf

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Michendorf
Coat of arms of Michendorf
Coat of arms
Michendorf   is located in Germany
Michendorf
Michendorf
Coordinates: 52°18′N 13°01′E / 52.300°N 13.017°E / 52.300; 13.017Coordinates: 52°18′N 13°01′E / 52.300°N 13.017°E / 52.300; 13.017
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Potsdam-Mittelmark
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Mirbach (CDU)
Area
 • Total 68.51 km2 (26.45 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,178
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14552
Dialling codes 033205
Vehicle registration PM
Website www.michendorf.de

Michendorf is a municipality in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Michendorf lies in a vast wooded area about nine kilometers south of Potsdam. The civil parishes ("Ortsteile") Fresdorf, Stücken and Wildenbruch lie in the Nature-Park Nuthe-Nieplitz. In the south the town adjacent to the Great Seddiner Lake and to the west by the Lienewitzer lakes.

The municipality is composed by Michendorf itself and 5 civil parishes. Statistics of population are as of December 31, 2011:[2]

  • Fresdorf (293)
  • Langerwisch (1,823)
  • Michendorf (4,237)
  • Stücken (492)
  • Wildenbruch (1,845)
  • Wilhelmshorst (3,103)

Demography[edit]

Michendorf:
Population development within the current boundaries
[3]
Year Population
1875 1 766
1890 2 039
1910 2 739
1925 3 720
1933 5 325
1939 7 104
1946 8 681
1950 8 572
1964 8 313
1971 8 372
Year Population
1981 7 742
1985 7 598
1989 7 477
1990 7 419
1991 7 372
1992 7 312
1993 7 375
1994 7 529
1995 7 751
1996 7 848
Year Population
1997 8 482
1998 9 065
1999 9 740
2000 10 233
2001 10 392
2002 10 535
2003 10 641
2004 10 945
2005 11 163
2006 11 350
Year Population
2007 11 530
2008 11 614
2009 11 699
2010 11 805
2011 11 766
2012 11 903

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[4]

History[edit]

Michendorf rail station, probably opened in 1879, placed on the cultural heritage list[further explanation needed] in 2012

During the Division of Germany (1945–90), Michendorf was in East Germany,[5] although only a few kilometers from West Berlin. The Michendorf rest stop was the last stop in East Germany for travelers driving into West Berlin, and a popular spot for East and West Germans to meet up with friends and family who lived on the other side of the Berlin Wall. Despite efforts by the Michendorf historical society, the rest stop was demolished in 2008.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2015 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ (German) Information from official website of Michendorf
  3. ^ Boundaries as of 2013
  4. ^ Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons
  5. ^ Marc Fischer (June 30, 1990). "E. GERMANS SAY 'AUF WIEDERSEHEN' TO LIFE AS THEY KNOW IT". Washington Post. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ "End of the Road for Historic Rest Stop". Spiegel Online. July 17, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ Sabine Dietzsch (September 21, 1997). "Otto Böckel". Archiveschule Marburg. Retrieved March 19, 2017.  (German)
  8. ^ "Kurt Kreuger, 89, Actor in Many War Films, Dies". New York Times. July 31, 2006. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Ortsteil Stücken" [Areas of the Village]. Michendorf offical website. Retrieved March 19, 2017.  (German)
  10. ^ Peter E. Müller (July 31, 2006). "Karin Hübner (1936-2006)". Die Welt (The World). Retrieved February 11, 2017.  (German)

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