Treptow-Köpenick

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Treptow-Köpenick
Flag of Treptow-Köpenick
Coat of arms of Treptow-Köpenick
Location of Treptow-Köpenick in Berlin
Berlin Bezirk Treptow-Köpenick (labeled).svg
Treptow-Köpenick is located in Germany
Treptow-Köpenick
Treptow-Köpenick
Treptow-Köpenick is located in Berlin
Treptow-Köpenick
Treptow-Köpenick
Coordinates: 52°27′N 13°34′E / 52.450°N 13.567°E / 52.450; 13.567Coordinates: 52°27′N 13°34′E / 52.450°N 13.567°E / 52.450; 13.567
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
Subdivisions15 localities
Government
 • MayorOliver Igel (SPD)
Area
 • Total168.43 km2 (65.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total276,165
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationB
WebsiteOfficial website

Treptow-Köpenick (German pronunciation: [ˈtʁeːpto ˈkøːpənɪk] (listen)) is the ninth borough of Berlin, Germany, formed in Berlin's 2001 administrative reform by merging the former boroughs of Treptow and Köpenick.

Overview[edit]

Among Berlin's boroughs it is the largest by area with the lowest population density. The Johannisthal Air Field, Germany's first airfield, was located in Treptow-Köpenick, between Johannisthal and Adlershof. Treptower Park, a popular place for recreation and a tourist destination, is also located in the borough. The park features the sprawling Soviet War Memorial, a war memorial to the Soviet soldiers who fell in the Battle of Berlin in 1945.[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

Subdivisions of Treptow-Köpenick

Treptow-Köpenick is divided into 15 localities:

Politics[edit]

District council[edit]

The governing body of Treptow-Köpenick 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 +/-
Social Democratic Party (SPD) Oliver Igel 40,300 25.2 Increase 0.4 16 Increase 1
The Left (LINKE) Ines Feierabend 28,213 17.7 Decrease 5.0 11 Decrease 3
Alliance 90/The Greens (Grüne) Claudia Leistner 21,929 13.7 Increase 4.3 8 Increase 3
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Bertram Wieczorek 21,131 13.2 Increase 0.7 8 Increase 1
Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alexander Bertram 19,031 11.9 Decrease 8.2 7 Decrease 5
Free Democratic Party (FDP) Joachim Schmidt 9,698 6.1 Increase 2.5 3 Increase 1
Tierschutzpartei Jennifer Schrodt 5,934 3.7 New 2 New
Die PARTEI 3,935 2.5 Decrease 0.2 0 ±0
Free Voters 2,878 1.8 New 0 New
dieBasis 2,533 1.6 New 0 New
Treptow-Köpenick Voters' Association 1,080 0.7 New 0 New
Klimaliste 998 0.6 New 0 New
The Humanists 630 0.4 New 0 New
National Democratic Party 530 0.3 Decrease 0.8 0 ±0
Liberal Conservative Reformers 514 0.3 New 0 New
Ecological Democratic Party 431 0.3 New 0 New
Valid votes 159,765 99.0
Invalid votes 1,627 1.0
Total 161,392 100.0 55 ±0
Electorate/voter turnout 219,255 73.6 Increase 7.4
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. Oliver Igel of the SPD was elected mayor on 27 October 2011. Since the 2021 municipal elections, the composition of the district government is as follows:

Councillor Party Portfolio
Oliver Igel SPD District Mayor
Civil Service, Staff, Finance, Real Estate and Economy
Carolin Weingart LINKE Deputy Mayor
Social Affairs, Labour and Participation
Claudia Leistner GRÜNE Urban Development, Roads, Green Spaces and Environment
Alexander Freier-Winterwerb SPD Youth and Health
Marco Brauchmann CDU Education, Culture and Sport
Source: Berlin.de

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Treptow-Köpenick is twinned with:[3]

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. ^ The Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park
  3. ^ "Partnerstädte". berlin.de (in German). Berlin. Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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