Storkow, Brandenburg

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Storkow
Coat of arms of Storkow
Coat of arms
Storkow  is located in Germany
Storkow
Storkow
Coordinates: 52°15′N 13°56′E / 52.250°N 13.933°E / 52.250; 13.933Coordinates: 52°15′N 13°56′E / 52.250°N 13.933°E / 52.250; 13.933
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oder-Spree
Government
 • Mayor Christina Gericke (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 179.96 km2 (69.48 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,889
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15859
Dialling codes 033678
Vehicle registration LOS
Website storkow.de

Storkow (Mark) is a town in the Oder-Spree district, in Brandenburg, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Storkow is situated 15 km southwest of Fürstenwalde.

Division of the town[edit]

The following villages were incorporated into Storkow after local council elections in 2003

  • Alt-Stahnsdorf (population: 384)
  • Bugk (population: 194)
  • Görsdorf (population: 556)
  • Groß Eichholz (population: 141)
  • Groß Schauen (population: 178)
  • Karlslust
  • Kehrigk (population: 325)
  • Kummersdorf (population: 499)
  • Limsdorf (population: 377)
  • Neu Boston
  • Philadelphia (population: 258)
  • Rieplos (population: 132)
  • Selchow (population: 269)
  • Schwerin (population: 131)
  • Wochowsee (population: 60)
  • Wolfswinkel

(Karlslust, Neu Boston and Wolfswinkel had already been considered as part of the Storkow municipality prior to the elections)

Twin Towns[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Storkow was first mentioned in 1209 by Otto IV of Brunswick and is one of the oldest towns in Brandenburg. Originally part of Lower Lusatia, it was presented as a gift to the margraves of Brandenburg by Ferdinand I of Bohemia together with neighbouring Beeskow. Since then it has remained part of Brandenburg.

Demography[edit]

Storkow (Mark):
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 6 004
1890 5 738
1910 6 172
1925 6 847
1933 7 306
1939 7 824
1946 9 480
1950 9 297
1964 8 626
1971 8 581
Year Population
1981 8 890
1985 8 801
1989 9 730
1990 9 671
1991 9 437
1992 9 391
1993 9 415
1994 9 322
1995 9 320
1996 9 543
Year Population
1997 9 669
1998 9 538
1999 9 555
2000 9 522
2001 9 452
2002 9 461
2003 9 508
2004 9 490
2005 9 476
2006 9 427
Year Population
2007 9 320
2008 9 268
2009 9 111
2010 9 077
2011 8 963
2012 8 889
2013 8 898

Philadelphia and Neu Boston[edit]

The villages of Philadelphia and Neu Boston were named after their American counterparts by Frederick the Great in 1772.[3]

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