Tempelhof-Schöneberg

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Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Ullsteinhaus
Ullsteinhaus
Flag of Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Coat of arms of Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Location of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin
Berlin Bezirk Tempelhof-Schöneberg (labeled).svg
Tempelhof-Schöneberg is located in Germany
Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Tempelhof-Schöneberg is located in Berlin
Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Coordinates: 52°28′N 13°23′E / 52.467°N 13.383°E / 52.467; 13.383Coordinates: 52°28′N 13°23′E / 52.467°N 13.383°E / 52.467; 13.383
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
Subdivisions6 localities
Government
 • Borough mayorJörn Oltmann (Greens)
Area
 • Total53.09 km2 (20.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total349,539
 • Density6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationB
WebsiteOfficial website

Tempelhof-Schöneberg (German pronunciation: [ˈtɛmpl̩hoːf ˈʃøːnəˌbɛʁk]) is the seventh borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Tempelhof and Schöneberg. Situated in the south of the city it shares borders with the boroughs of Mitte and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in the north, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Steglitz-Zehlendorf in the west as well as Neukölln in the east.

Subdivision[edit]

Subdivisions of Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Tempelhof-Schöneberg consists of six localities as from north to south:

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a population of 335,060, of whom about 105,000 (31%) were of non-German origin. The largest ethnic minorities were Turks constituting 7% of the population; Poles at 4%; Yugoslavians at 3%; Arabs at 2.5%; Afro-Germans at 1.5% and Russians at 1.3%.[2]

Percentage of the population with migration background [3]
Germans without migration background/Ethnic Germans 69% (230,100)
Germans with migration background/Foreigners 31% (105,000)
- Middle Eastern/Muslim migration background (Turkey, Arab League, Iran etc.) 10.5% (35,000)
- Polish migration background 4% (13,000)
- former Soviet background (Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan etc.) 3.0% (10,300)
- Yugoslavian migration background 2.7% (9,000)
- Afro-German/African background 1.5% (5,000)
- Others (Greeks, Italians, East Asians etc.) 9.3% (32,700)

Politics[edit]

District council[edit]

The governing body of Tempelhof-Schöneberg is the district council (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung). It has responsibility for passing laws and electing the city government, including the mayor. The most recent district council election was held on 26 September 2021, and the results were as follows:

Party Lead candidate Votes % +/- Seats +/-
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) Saskia Ellenbeck 42,758 23.6 Increase 1.7 15 Increase 2
Social Democratic Party (SPD) Angelika Schöttler 42,488 23.5 Decrease 1.2 15 ±0
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Matthias Steuckardt 37,598 20.8 Decrease 0.3 13 Increase 1
The Left (LINKE) Elisabeth Wissel 15,999 8.8 Increase 0.8 5 ±0
Free Democratic Party (FDP) Reinhard Frede 12,747 7.0 Increase 0.3 4 ±0
Alternative for Germany (AfD) Karsten Franck 10,425 5.8 Decrease 5.3 3 Decrease 3
Tierschutzpartei 5,110 2.8 New 0 New
Volt Germany 3,001 1.7 New 0 New
Die PARTEI 2,924 1.6 Decrease 0.1 0 ±0
dieBasis 2,680 1.5 New 0 New
Free Voters 1,940 1.1 New 0 New
Klimaliste 1,701 0.9 New 0 New
Pirate Party Germany 1,072 0.6 Decrease 1.4 0 ±0
Ecological Democratic Party 438 0.2 New 0 New
Liberal Democrats 104 0.1 New 0 New
Valid votes 180,985 99.0
Invalid votes 1,838 1.0
Total 182,823 100.0 55 ±0
Electorate/voter turnout 256,738 71.2 Increase 7.1
Source: Elections Berlin

District government[edit]

The district mayor (Bezirksbürgermeister) is elected by the Bezirksverordnetenversammlung, and positions in the district government (Bezirksamt) are apportioned based on party strength. Jörn Oltmann of the Greens was elected mayor on 17 November 2021. Since the 2021 municipal elections, the composition of the district government is as follows:

Councillor Party Portfolio
Jörn Oltmann GRÜNE District Mayor
Finance, Staff, Economic Development and Planning
Angelika Schöttler SPD Deputy Mayor
Urban Development and Logistics
Tobias Dollase Ind.
(CDU)
Education, Sport and Culture
Saskia Ellenbeck GRÜNE Public Order, Environment, Roads and Green Spaces
Oliver Schworck SPD Youth and Health
Matthias Steuckardt CDU Social Affairs and Civil Service
Source: Berlin.de

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Tempelhof-Schöneberg is twinned with:[4]

Sites of interest[edit]

Wikimedia Deutschland has its offices in Tempelhof-Schöneberg.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner im Land Berlin am 31. Dezember 2020" (PDF). Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. February 2021.
  2. ^ "Seite wird geladen" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Seite wird geladen" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften des Bezirks Tempelhof-Schöneberg". berlin.de (in German). Berlin. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  5. ^ "Kontakt." Wikimedia Deutschland. Retrieved on 8 May 2010.

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