Lindenau, Germany

Lindenau is a municipality in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. Since 1992, it is part of the Amt (municipal confederation) of Ortrand.

Lindenau
Lindenau Castle
Lindenau Castle
Coat of arms of Lindenau
Location of Lindenau within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
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Lindenau is located in Germany
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Lindenau
Lindenau is located in Brandenburg
Lindenau
Lindenau
Coordinates: 51°23′59″N 13°43′59″E / 51.39972°N 13.73306°E / 51.39972; 13.73306Coordinates: 51°23′59″N 13°43′59″E / 51.39972°N 13.73306°E / 51.39972; 13.73306
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Municipal assoc.Ortrand
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Ralf Herrmann[1]
Area
 • Total11.13 km2 (4.30 sq mi)
Elevation
96 m (315 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total732
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01945
Dialling codes035755
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitewww.lindenau-ol.de

Lindenau, located between the rivers Pulsnitz and Schwarze Elster, is the westernmost village of the historic Upper Lusatia region. The Reihendorf arose about 1200 during the reign of King Ottokar I of Bohemia in the course of the German Ostsiedlung in the former Milceni lands, when a motte-and-bailey castle was erected on the border with the Margraviate of Meissen, vis-à-vis the fortress of Großkmehlen. The settlement of Lindenaw was first mentioned in 1342 deed.

Held by the Electorate of Saxony since the 1635 Peace of Prague, Lindenau with northeastern Upper Lusatia passed to the Kingdom of Prussia according to the Final Act of the 1815 Vienna Congress. It was administrated within the Silesia Province (Lower Silesia Province from 1919), again the westernmost village of the province. From 1952 until 1990, it was part of the East German Bezirk of Cottbus.

DemographyEdit

 
Development of Population since 1875 within the Current Boundaries (Blue Line: Population; Dotted Line: Comparison to Population Development of Brandenburg state; Grey Background: Time of Nazi rule; Red Background: Time of Communist rule)
Lindenau: Population development
within the current boundaries (2013)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 450—    
1890 480+0.43%
1910 600+1.12%
1925 663+0.67%
1933 670+0.13%
1939 690+0.49%
1946 867+3.32%
1950 909+1.19%
1964 1,015+0.79%
1971 1,032+0.24%
1981 876−1.63%
1985 880+0.11%
1989 888+0.23%
1990 887−0.11%
1991 864−2.59%
1992 889+2.89%
1993 895+0.67%
1994 889−0.67%
1995 873−1.80%
1996 853−2.29%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 826−3.17%
1998 819−0.85%
1999 816−0.37%
2000 800−1.96%
2001 789−1.38%
2002 792+0.38%
2003 775−2.15%
2004 783+1.03%
2005 773−1.28%
2006 757−2.07%
2007 757+0.00%
2008 752−0.66%
2009 749−0.40%
2010 729−2.67%
2011 709−2.74%
2012 726+2.40%
2013 747+2.89%
2014 740−0.94%
2015 741+0.14%
2016 741+0.00%

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