Teltow-Fläming

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Teltow-Fläming
District
Flag of Teltow-Fläming
Flag
Coat of arms of Teltow-Fläming
Coat of arms
Brandenburg TF.svg
Country  Germany
State Brandenburg
Capital Luckenwalde
Area
 • Total 2,092.0 km2 (807.7 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total 163,553
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration TF
Website teltow-flaeming.de

Teltow-Fläming is a Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Brandenburg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Dahme-Spreewald, Elbe-Elster, the districts Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt, the district Potsdam-Mittelmark, and the Bundesland Berlin.

Geography[edit]

The district is named after the two main regions. The Teltow is an agricultural belt south of Berlin. The Fläming is a wooded hill chain in the south; the portion located in this district is called the Lower Fläming, while the Higher Fläming is situated in Potsdam-Mittelmark.

History[edit]

The district was formed in December 1993 by merging the previous districts Luckenwalde, Jüterbog and Zossen, but also including small parts from other former districts such as Luckau.

Demography[edit]

Landkreis Teltow-Fläming:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 86 834
1890 96 168
1910 110 132
1925 117 872
1933 125 505
1939 156 063
1946 174 751
1950 173 975
1964 158 225
1971 160 970
Year Population
1981 154 974
1985 154 227
1989 152 846
1990 150 136
1991 147 388
1992 147 160
1993 145 932
1994 146 785
1995 148 133
1996 150 241
Year Population
1997 153 244
1998 155 895
1999 158 326
2000 159 735
2001 160 414
2002 160 708
2003 161 146
2004 161 400
2005 161 902
2006 162 383
Year Population
2007 162 320
2008 162 073
2009 161 847
2010 161 386
2011 159 511
2012 159 686
2013 160 448
2014 161 488
2015 163 553

Miscellaneous[edit]

In the time from 1997 to 2001, the district had the biggest increase in the gross economic product of all districts of Germany with a rate of +56.1%.[1]

Flaeming-Skate is a 160 km (99 mi) long route specially for inline skating, the only such route in Germany.

Curiously, the town of Teltow is not a part of the district Teltow-Fläming, just as the town of Dahme is not a part of the district of Dahme-Spreewald.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The coat of arms show the eagle of Brandenburg to the left, as the margraves of Brandenburg began to rule the northern and northwestern part of the district in the 13th century. To the right is a staff of an abbot. It symbolizes the clerical state of Magdeburg, to which the southern and middle part of the district belonged. The black-and-white checkered bottom derives from the coat of arms of the family of Torgow, who owned the area around Zossen until 1478.

After the creation of the new district a public contest was held to create a coat of arms for the district. Out of ten proposals the parliament of the district selected the one made by the designer Horst Nehls from Merow. The coat of arms were officially granted by ministry of interior of Brandenburg on November 21, 1996.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Amt-free towns Amt-free municipalities Amt
  1. Baruth/Mark
  2. Jüterbog
  3. Luckenwalde
  4. Ludwigsfelde
  5. Trebbin
  6. Zossen
  1. Am Mellensee
  2. Blankenfelde-Mahlow
  3. Großbeeren
  4. Niederer Fläming
  5. Niedergörsdorf
  6. Nuthe-Urstromtal
  7. Rangsdorf

1. Dahme/Mark

  1. Dahme1, 2
  2. Dahmetal
  3. Ihlow


1seat of the Amt; 2town

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 52°5′N 13°18′E / 52.083°N 13.300°E / 52.083; 13.300