|Borough of Berlin|
|Borough subdivisions||5 localities|
|Mayor||Heinz Buschkowsky (SPD)|
|Area||44.93 km2 (17.35 sq mi)|
|Population||310,283 (31 March 2010)|
|- Density||6,906 /km2 (17,886 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Neukölln is the eighth borough of Berlin, located in the southeastern part of the city and was part of the former American sector under the Four-Power occupation of the city. It features many Gründerzeit buildings and is characterized by having one of the highest percentage of immigrants in Berlin and displaying a chiefly multinational aura.
As of 2010, the borough had a population of 310,283, of whom 121,000 (~40%) were of non-German ethnicity/origin. The percentage is significantly higher in the same-named locality of Neukölln. The borough is known for its large Turkish, Arab and Kurdish communities, which together make up roughly 18% of the borough's population. Recently, there has been an influx of Romani people and Sub-Saharan Africans.
|Percentage of people with migration background|
|Germans without migration background/Ethnic Germans||60% (189.000)|
|Germans with migration background, or Foreigners/Ausländer||40% (121.000)|
|Muslim/Middle Eastern origin (Turkey, Arab League, Iran etc.)||18% (55.000)|
|non-German European origin (Russia, Poland, Greece, Serbia, Spain, France etc.)||11% (33.000)|
|African background/Afro-Germans||4% (12.400)|
|Others (East Asians, US-Americans, etc.)||6,5% (21.000)|
Neukölln is divided into 5 localities:
At the 2011 elections for the parliament of the borough (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung) the following parties were elected:
- Horst Buchholz, actor, born December 4, 1933, died March 3, 2003 in Berlin
- Alexander Hacke, musician, born October 11, 1965 in Neukölln
- Jutta Limbach, legal academic, born March 27, 1934 in Neukölln
- Inge Meysel, actress, born May 5, 1910 in Neukölln, died July 10, 2004 in Bullenhausen, Seevetal
- Mady Rahl, actress, born March 3, 1915 in Neukölln
- Lotte Ulbricht, wife of East German leader Walter Ulbricht, born April 19, 1903 in Neukölln, died March 27, 2002 in Berlin.
- Momus (artist), born February 11, 1960 in Paisley, Scotland, lives in Neukölln.
References in popular culture
- "Neuköln" (deliberately spelt with one 'l') is an instrumental piece by David Bowie, the ninth track on his 1977 album "Heroes".
- The last track of Miss Kittin's first solo album I Com is called "Neukölln 2".
- The German film Knallhart is set in the northern part of Neukölln.
- The German documentary Neukölln Unlimited tells the story of three Lebanese teenagers based in Neukölln, who fight against the deportation out of Germany.
- This is where the capture of alleged killer Luka Magnotta took place on June 4, 2012.
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