Wildau

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Wildau
Coat of arms of Wildau
Coat of arms
Wildau   is located in Germany
Wildau
Wildau
Coordinates: 52°19′N 13°38′E / 52.317°N 13.633°E / 52.317; 13.633Coordinates: 52°19′N 13°38′E / 52.317°N 13.633°E / 52.317; 13.633
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Dahme-Spreewald
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Uwe Malich (Die Linke)
Area
 • Total 9.09 km2 (3.51 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,978
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15745
Dialling codes 03375
Vehicle registration LDS
Website www.wildau.de

Wildau is a German municipality of the state of Brandenburg, located in the district of Dahme-Spreewald. It is located close to Berlin and easily reached by the S-Bahn. As of 2006 its population was of 9,649 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The church in Wildau

The history of Wildau began with fisherman's families that settled by the Dahme River and then came to deliver sand, gravel and bricks from the region by boat to Berlin.

Mechanical engineering put Wildau on the map as a location for industry. In 1897, the company Schwartzkopff GmbH established a locomotive factory here, and built housing for the factory workers that is today is under cultural heritage management. During the Second World War, local factories were involved in armaments production. After the war, they became East Germany's state enterprise in heavy engineering. After German unification, the factories were mostly shut down by the Treuhand.

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

In the region around Wildau, numerous technology and business parks have been set up in recent years, with service industries, logistics centers, as well as energy and environmental technology companies. An engineering school founded in 1949, was an integral part of mechanical engineering in the region before 1990. In 1991 the federal state of Brandenburg founded the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau. In 2013 Wildau acquired the title of city and now is one of 113 other such small cities in Brandenburg.

Demography[edit]

Wildau:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 290
1890 311
1910 2 865
1925 4 347
1933 4 509
1939 5 664
1946 5 166
1950 5 501
1964 8 391
1971 8 122
Year Population
1981 7 826
1985 7 506
1989 7 169
1990 7 089
1991 7 350
1992 7 403
1993 7 425
1994 7 405
1995 7 697
1996 8 131
Year Population
1997 8 605
1998 9 120
1999 9 269
2000 9 352
2001 9 392
2002 9 378
2003 9 299
2004 9 432
2005 9 542
2006 9 642
Year Population
2007 9 819
2008 9 911
2009 9 906
2010 9 898
2011 9 731
2012 9 797
2013 9 878
2014 9 945
2015 9 978

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