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Havelland (district)

Havelland (German pronunciation: [ˈhaːfəlˌlant]) is a district or county in Brandenburg, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Ostprignitz-Ruppin and Oberhavel, the city-state of Berlin, the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark, the city of Brandenburg and the state of Saxony-Anhalt (districts of Jerichower Land and Stendal).

Havelland
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
CapitalRathenow
Area
 • Total1,717 km2 (663 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total161,909
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHVL
Websitehttp://www.havelland.de
yellowish green = less than 40 meters above sea level,
brown = more than 45 m above sea level,
green = forests, mostly more than 45 m above sea level

HistoryEdit

The district was established in 1993 by merging the former districts of Nauen and Rathenow.

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 68,310—    
1890 78,689+0.95%
1910 93,714+0.88%
1925 108,499+0.98%
1933 119,395+1.20%
1939 142,609+3.01%
1946 170,907+2.62%
1950 169,878−0.15%
1964 148,834−0.94%
1971 150,101+0.12%
1981 141,667−0.58%
1985 139,178−0.44%
1989 135,420−0.68%
1990 132,710−2.00%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 130,190−1.90%
1992 129,551−0.49%
1993 129,167−0.30%
1994 129,908+0.57%
1995 131,821+1.47%
1996 134,325+1.90%
1997 138,081+2.80%
1998 142,151+2.95%
1999 146,064+2.75%
2000 149,285+2.21%
2001 151,514+1.49%
2002 152,667+0.76%
2003 153,328+0.43%
2004 154,044+0.47%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 155,019+0.63%
2006 155,408+0.25%
2007 155,359−0.03%
2008 155,141−0.14%
2009 154,984−0.10%
2010 154,891−0.06%
2011 152,915−1.28%
2012 153,294+0.25%
2013 153,874+0.38%
2014 155,408+1.00%
2015 158,236+1.82%
2016 159,685+0.92%
2017 160,710+0.64%
2018 161,909+0.75%

GeographyEdit

Geographically the Havelland refers to the land either side of the Havel river and the area surrounded by the large "U" bend in its course between the city of Berlin and its confluence with the Elbe river. The district mainly consists of the areas north of the Havel river.

Coat of armsEdit

  The red eagle is the heraldic animal of Brandenburg. The head of the eagle is part of the coat of arms of Rathenow. The swan is often used as a symbol for the Havelland region.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

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