Teltow-Fläming

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Teltow-Fläming
Flag of Teltow-Fläming
Flag
Coat of arms of Teltow-Fläming
Coat of arms
Brandenburg TF.svg
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
CapitalLuckenwalde
Area
 • Total2,092.0 km2 (807.7 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total166,890
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationTF
Websiteteltow-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 (2017)[2]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 86,834—    
1890 96,168+0.68%
1910 110,132+0.68%
1925 117,872+0.45%
1933 125,505+0.79%
1939 156,063+3.70%
1946 174,751+1.63%
1950 173,975−0.11%
1964 158,225−0.68%
1971 160,970+0.25%
1981 154,974−0.38%
1985 154,227−0.12%
1989 152,846−0.22%
1990 150,136−1.77%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 147,388−1.83%
1992 147,160−0.15%
1993 145,932−0.83%
1994 146,785+0.58%
1995 148,133+0.92%
1996 150,241+1.42%
1997 153,244+2.00%
1998 155,895+1.73%
1999 158,326+1.56%
2000 159,735+0.89%
2001 160,414+0.43%
2002 160,708+0.18%
2003 161,146+0.27%
2004 161,400+0.16%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 161,902+0.31%
2006 162,383+0.30%
2007 162,320−0.04%
2008 162,073−0.15%
2009 161,847−0.14%
2010 161,386−0.28%
2011 159,511−1.16%
2012 159,686+0.11%
2013 160,448+0.48%
2014 161,488+0.65%
2015 163,553+1.28%
2016 164,771+0.74%
2017 166,890+1.29%

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.

Municipalities[edit]

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. Niedergörsdorf
  5. Nuthe-Urstromtal
  6. Rangsdorf

1. Dahme/Mark

  1. Dahme1, 2
  2. Dahmetal
  3. Ihlow
  4. Niederer Fläming


1seat of the Amt; 2town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2017 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons
  3. ^ AM. "Municipality Holbeck - Informationen about Holbeck". Places in Germany. Retrieved 2018-08-03.

External links[edit]

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