Stahnsdorf

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Stahnsdorf
Stahnsdorf village church
Stahnsdorf village church
Coat of arms of Stahnsdorf
Coat of arms
Stahnsdorf   is located in Germany
Stahnsdorf
Stahnsdorf
Coordinates: 52°23′32″N 13°13′00″E / 52.39222°N 13.21667°E / 52.39222; 13.21667Coordinates: 52°23′32″N 13°13′00″E / 52.39222°N 13.21667°E / 52.39222; 13.21667
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Potsdam-Mittelmark
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Albers (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 49.07 km2 (18.95 sq mi)
Elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,127
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14532
Dialling codes 03329
Vehicle registration PM
Website stahnsdorf.de

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

Geography[edit]

It is situated on the Teltow plateau, about 20 km (12 mi) southwest of the Berlin city centre, and 12 km (7.5 mi) east of Potsdam. Neighbouring municipalities are the town of Teltow in the east and Kleinmachnow in the north, both immediately bordering the Berlin city limits.

The municipal area is bound by the Teltow Canal in the north. It comprises Stahnsdorf proper and the villages of Güterfelde, Schenkenhorst, and Sputendorf.

History[edit]

Stahnsdorf in the Margraviate of Brandenburg was first documented in a 1264 purchase contract of Margrave Otto III and the Brandenburg bishop. It originally consisted only of its old village green on a formerly important merchant road from Leipzig in Saxony via Güterfelde and Stahnsdorf, crossing the Bäke creek (the present-day Teltow Canal) at Kleinmachnow, and running northwards to Spandau.

With the construction of the Teltow Canal in the early 20th Century, the opening of the large Southwest Cemetery in April 1909, the Wilmersdorfer Waldfriedhof and Friedenauer Waldfriedhof in 1913, and the opening of the S-Bahn route from Berlin-Wannsee station in June 1913 the development in a Berlin suburb began. In the following decades, the current site was created by the development of privately owned homes, the connection to Berlin-Lichterfelde by a tram and building a settlement for workers at the Bosch manufactures in Kleinmachnow. 1931 Stahnsdorf WWTP was put into operation, where waste water from the south of Berlin was treated. It was one of the first plants to produce biogas.

The construction of the Berlin Wall on 13 August 1961 severed the connections to the bordering Berlin. In the communist era, the place was dominated economically, especially through the semiconductor business as a major operation and farms. The fall of the Berlin Wall set a renewing development by inflows, opening new home communities, and in recent years by commercial development, particularly in "Green Park", a large industrial park.

On 1 January 2002 Stahnsdorf in its present form was formed by the incorporation of the towns Güterfelde, Schenkenhorst and Sputendorf.

Demography[edit]

Stahnsdorf:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 1 488
1890 1 495
1910 2 746
1925 3 399
1933 5 244
1939 8 391
1946 8 805
1950 8 900
1964 8 820
1971 8 869
Year Population
1981 8 341
1985 8 120
1989 8 154
1990 7 938
1991 7 892
1992 7 888
1993 8 065
1994 8 852
1995 9 431
1996 9 852
Year Population
1997 10 147
1998 10 880
1999 11 224
2000 11 506
2001 11 785
2002 12 216
2003 12 589
2004 12 977
2005 13 235
2006 13 488
Year Population
2007 13 817
2008 13 984
2009 14 112
2010 14 210
2011 14 156
2012 14 245
2013 14 415

Politics[edit]

Town hall

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeindevertretung) as of 2014 local elections:

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