Kloster Lehnin

Kloster Lehnin, or just Lehnin, is a municipality in the German state of Brandenburg. It lies about 24 km (15 mi) west-south-west of Potsdam.

Kloster Lehnin
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Coat of arms of Kloster Lehnin
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Location of Kloster Lehnin within Potsdam-Mittelmark district
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Kloster Lehnin is located in Germany
Kloster Lehnin
Kloster Lehnin
Kloster Lehnin is located in Brandenburg
Kloster Lehnin
Kloster Lehnin
Coordinates: 52°19′00″N 12°45′00″E / 52.31667°N 12.75000°E / 52.31667; 12.75000Coordinates: 52°19′00″N 12°45′00″E / 52.31667°N 12.75000°E / 52.31667; 12.75000
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictPotsdam-Mittelmark
Subdivisions14 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorUwe Brückner
Area
 • Total199.30 km2 (76.95 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,894
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
14542, 14778, 14797
Dialling codes03382, 033207
Vehicle registrationPM
Websitewww.lehnin.de

OverviewEdit

Kloster Lehnin was established on 1 April 2002 by the merger of 14 villages:

  • Damsdorf
  • Emstal (Schwina until 1937)
  • Göhlsdorf
  • Grebs
  • Krahne
  • Lehnin
  • Michelsdorf               
  • Nahmitz
  • Netzen
  • Prützke
  • Rädel
  • Reckahn
  • Rietz and
  • Trechwitz, incorporated on 26 October 2003

The centre of the municipality is Lehnin. It is best known for Lehnin Abbey, the oldest monastery in the Margraviate of Brandenburg, established in 1180 by Margrave Otto I. The adjacent settlement developed about 1415 out of a market held by the monks outside the abbey walls.

Today, this well-maintained area includes the renovated monastery church and other Gothic buildings.

In addition to tourism, Kloster Lehnin's local economy is supported primarily by

  • the Evangelical Deaconess House Berlin Teltow Lehnin, a hospital network
  • Hansa-Heemann AG, a mineral water and soft drinks company
  • Grand River Enterprise, a cigarette company
  • Windeck, a metal construction company.

All of these companies are established in the industrial area, Rietz.[2]

DemographyEdit


Kloster Lehnin: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 8,142—    
1890 9,562+1.08%
1910 10,153+0.30%
1925 9,924−0.15%
1933 10,996+1.29%
1939 11,651+0.97%
1946 14,181+2.85%
1950 13,891−0.52%
1964 11,800−1.16%
1971 11,504−0.36%
1981 10,921−0.52%
1985 11,173+0.57%
1989 11,055−0.27%
1990 10,864−1.73%
1991 10,678−1.71%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1992 10,728+0.47%
1993 10,751+0.21%
1994 10,913+1.51%
1995 10,996+0.76%
1996 11,191+1.77%
1997 11,287+0.86%
1998 11,442+1.37%
1999 11,544+0.89%
2000 11,586+0.36%
2001 11,703+1.01%
2002 11,745+0.36%
2003 11,863+1.00%
2004 11,815−0.40%
2005 11,700−0.97%
2006 11,566−1.15%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 11,398−1.45%
2008 11,195−1.78%
2009 11,129−0.59%
2010 11,089−0.36%
2011 10,732−3.22%
2012 10,724−0.07%
2013 10,669−0.51%
2014 10,682+0.12%
2015 10,720+0.36%
2016 10,903+1.71%
2017 10,848−0.50%
2018 10,871+0.21%
2019 10,894+0.21%

Notable peopleEdit

PhotogalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2019". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.klosterlehnin.de/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dkloster%2Blehnin%26espv%3D210%26es_sm%3D91%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D1102
  3. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons