Mescherin is a municipality in the Uckermark district, in Brandenburg, in north-eastern Germany. It is located on the western shore of the Oder river and the German-Polish border.

Mescherin
Church in Mescherin
Church in Mescherin
Location of Mescherin within Uckermark district
Mescherin in UM.png
Mescherin is located in Germany
Mescherin
Mescherin
Mescherin is located in Brandenburg
Mescherin
Mescherin
Coordinates: 53°15′00″N 14°26′00″E / 53.25°N 14.4333°E / 53.25; 14.4333Coordinates: 53°15′00″N 14°26′00″E / 53.25°N 14.4333°E / 53.25; 14.4333
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictUckermark
Municipal assoc.Gartz (Oder)
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Volker Schmidt-Roy[1]
Area
 • Total30.96 km2 (11.95 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total820
 • Density26/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
16307
Dialling codes033332
Vehicle registrationUM
Websitewww.gartz.de

OverviewEdit

A road bridge links Mescherin with the Polish-Pomeranian town of Gryfino across the river. The nearest city is Szczecin, about 20 km (12 mi) to the north. Mescherin is located on the northern edge of Lower Oder Valley National Park.

On December 31, 2002, the municipalities of Neurochlitz, Radekow and Rosow were incorporated into Mescherin. In Rosow, a 13th-century church serves as a joint German-Polish memorial site for the flight and expulsion of Germans during and after World War II and the resettlement of Poles from Soviet-annexed eastern Polish territory into former eastern German provinces which became again Polish in 1945. Rosow was chosen as the Pomeranian village became a border checkpoint of both the federal highway Bundesstraße 2 and the Berlin-Szczecin railway.

DemographyEdit

 
Development of population since 1875 within the current Boundaries (Blue Line: Population; Dotted Line: Comparison to Population development in Brandenburg state; Grey Background: Time of Nazi Germany; Red Background: Time of communist East Germany)
Mescherin: Population development
within the current boundaries (2020)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 2,221—    
1890 1,950−0.86%
1910 1,948−0.01%
1925 1,711−0.86%
1933 1,622−0.67%
1939 1,630+0.08%
1946 1,914+2.32%
1950 1,982+0.88%
1964 1,549−1.75%
1971 1,460−0.84%
1981 1,021−3.51%
1985 964−1.43%
1989 864−2.70%
1990 856−0.93%
1991 809−5.49%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1992 821+1.48%
1993 827+0.73%
1994 859+3.87%
1995 856−0.35%
1996 848−0.93%
1997 843−0.59%
1998 824−2.25%
1999 863+4.73%
2000 857−0.70%
2001 832−2.92%
2002 809−2.76%
2003 800−1.11%
2004 785−1.88%
2005 776−1.15%
2006 778+0.26%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 783+0.64%
2008 777−0.77%
2009 788+1.42%
2010 785−0.38%
2011 760−3.18%
2012 791+4.08%
2013 784−0.88%
2014 795+1.40%
2015 786−1.13%
2016 802+2.04%
2017 825+2.87%
2018 825+0.00%
2019 822−0.36%
2020 820−0.24%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landkreis Uckermark Wahl der Bürgermeisterin / des Bürgermeisters, accessed 4 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