Wiesenburg

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Wiesenburg
Wiesenburg   is located in Germany
Wiesenburg
Wiesenburg
Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 12°26′59″E / 52.11667°N 12.44972°E / 52.11667; 12.44972Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 12°26′59″E / 52.11667°N 12.44972°E / 52.11667; 12.44972
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Potsdam-Mittelmark
Government
 • Mayor Barbara Klembt (Left)
Area
 • Total 218.20 km2 (84.25 sq mi)
Elevation 167 m (548 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,420
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14827
Dialling codes 033849
Vehicle registration PM
Website www.wiesenburgmark.de

Wiesenburg (official name: Wiesenburg/Mark) is a municipality in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 11 km west of Belzig, and 46 km southwest of Brandenburg. It is located in the High Fläming Nature Park.

Geography[edit]

Since 2000, when 14 surrounding villages voluntarily merged to form the free municipality Wiesenburg/Mark, it has an area of 218.19 km².

These villages became districts (Ortsteile) of Wiesenburg/Mark:

  • Benken
  • Grubo
  • Jeserig/Fläming
  • Jeserigerhütten
  • Kelpzig
  • Lehnsdorf
  • Medewitz
  • Mützdorf
  • Neuehütten
  • Reetz
  • Reetzerhütten
  • Reppinichen
  • Schlamau
  • Wiesenburg

Demography[edit]

Wiesenburg/Mark:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 5 868
1890 6 026
1910 6 084
1925 5 915
1933 5 749
1939 5 845
1946 8 761
1950 8 519
1964 7 146
1971 6 691
Year Population
1981 6 190
1985 6 071
1989 5 794
1990 5 685
1991 5 582
1992 5 662
1993 5 601
1994 5 600
1995 5 594
1996 5 570
Year Population
1997 5 564
1998 5 474
1999 5 453
2000 5 435
2001 5 332
2002 5 459
2003 5 420
2004 5 311
2005 5 181
2006 5 086
Year Population
2007 5 050
2008 4 935
2009 4 817
2010 4 708
2011 4 594
2012 4 519
2013 4 461

Politics[edit]

Wiesenburg Castle

Barbara Klembt (Left Party) is mayor of Wiesenburg/Mark. In 2001 she was elected for an eight-year-term by the municipal council.

The municipal council has 26 members. The Left Party and the Christian Democrats (CDU) have 5 seats each, the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Farmers Association have 4 seats each. The remaining seats went to small local groups.

Places of interest[edit]

Main attractions are Wiesenburg Palace, a medieval castle that has been partially transformed into a neo-renaissance palace and its park.

There is also a set of sculpture walks starting from Wiesenburg, heading towards Bad Belzig.

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