Lauchhammer (Lower Sorbian: Łuchow) is a town in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the Black Elster river, approx. 17 km west of Senftenberg, and 50 km north of Dresden.

Lauchhammer
Church of Christ, the King
Church of Christ, the King
Coat of arms of Lauchhammer
Location of Lauchhammer within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
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Lauchhammer is located in Germany
Lauchhammer
Lauchhammer
Lauchhammer is located in Brandenburg
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Lauchhammer
Coordinates: 51°30′00″N 13°48′00″E / 51.50000°N 13.80000°E / 51.50000; 13.80000Coordinates: 51°30′00″N 13°48′00″E / 51.50000°N 13.80000°E / 51.50000; 13.80000
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Subdivisions5 Stadt- und 2 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2018–26) Roland Pohlenz[1]
Area
 • Total88.43 km2 (34.14 sq mi)
Highest elevation
160 m (520 ft)
Lowest elevation
94 m (308 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total14,070
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01979
Dialling codes03574
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitewww.lauchhammer.de

DemographyEdit

Lauchhammer: Population development
within the current boundaries (2020)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 4,627—    
1890 6,054+1.81%
1910 10,151+2.62%
1925 17,259+3.60%
1939 22,467+1.90%
1950 27,524+1.86%
1964 32,757+1.25%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1971 31,854−0.40%
1981 27,102−1.60%
1985 26,626−0.44%
1990 24,945−1.30%
1995 22,948−1.66%
2000 20,769−1.98%
2005 18,697−2.08%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2010 16,956−1.94%
2015 15,084−2.31%
2016 14,791−1.94%
2017 14,569−1.50%
2018 14,622+0.36%
2019 14,336−1.96%
2020 14,070−1.86%

TransportEdit

Lauchhammer lies on the Węgliniec–Roßlau railway and offers connections to Leipzig and Cottbus.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landkreis Oberspreewald-Lausitz Wahl der Bürgermeisterin / des Bürgermeisters, accessed 2 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2020". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons