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Peitz (Lower Sorbian Picnjo) is a town in the district of Spree-Neiße, in southeastern Brandenburg, Germany.

Peitz/Picnjo
Former dairy in Peitz
Former dairy in Peitz
Coat of arms of Peitz/Picnjo
Coat of arms
Location of Peitz/Picnjo within Spree-Neiße district
Peitz in SPN.png
Peitz/Picnjo is located in Germany
Peitz/Picnjo
Peitz/Picnjo
Peitz/Picnjo is located in Brandenburg
Peitz/Picnjo
Peitz/Picnjo
Coordinates: 51°52′00″N 14°25′00″E / 51.86667°N 14.41667°E / 51.86667; 14.41667Coordinates: 51°52′00″N 14°25′00″E / 51.86667°N 14.41667°E / 51.86667; 14.41667
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictSpree-Neiße
Municipal assoc.Peitz
Government
 • MayorJörg Krakow (SPD)
Area
 • Total13.38 km2 (5.17 sq mi)
Elevation
61 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,383
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
03185
Dialling codes035601
Vehicle registrationSPN
Websitewww.peitz.de

OverviewEdit

It is situated 13 km northeast of Cottbus. Surrounded by freshwater lakes, it is well known for its fishing industry. The town was at once time on the border between the states of Brandenburg and Saxony, and was formerly protected by strong artillery fortifications built in brick, dating from the 16th century. Only small parts of these remain.

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)
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 3,431—    
1890 4,098+1.19%
1910 4,570+0.55%
1925 3,414−1.93%
1933 3,515+0.37%
1939 3,846+1.51%
1946 5,449+5.10%
1950 5,077−1.75%
1964 4,473−0.90%
1971 4,395−0.25%
1981 6,384+3.80%
1985 6,073−1.24%
1989 5,676−1.68%
1990 5,582−1.66%
1991 6,103+9.33%
1992 4,853−20.48%
1993 6,189+27.53%
1994 6,137−0.84%
1995 6,377+3.91%
1996 6,468+1.43%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 6,568+1.55%
1998 5,689−13.38%
1999 5,549−2.46%
2000 5,478−1.28%
2001 5,266−3.87%
2002 5,375+2.07%
2003 5,277−1.82%
2004 5,414+2.60%
2005 5,033−7.04%
2006 4,971−1.23%
2007 4,866−2.11%
2008 4,792−1.52%
2009 4,684−2.25%
2010 4,597−1.86%
2011 4,500−2.11%
2012 4,420−1.78%
2013 4,449+0.66%
2014 4,369−1.80%
2015 4,445+1.74%
2016 4,400−1.01%


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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Peitz at Wikimedia Commons