Pritzwalk (German: [ˈpʁɪt͡sˌvalk] (listen)) is a town in the district of Prignitz, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 20 km west of Wittstock, and 33 km northeast of Wittenberge. The river Dömnitz flows through Pritzwalk.

Pritzwalk
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Pritzwalk
Location of Pritzwalk within Prignitz district
Pritzwalk in PR.png
Pritzwalk is located in Germany
Pritzwalk
Pritzwalk
Pritzwalk is located in Brandenburg
Pritzwalk
Pritzwalk
Coordinates: 53°08′59″N 12°10′59″E / 53.14972°N 12.18306°E / 53.14972; 12.18306Coordinates: 53°08′59″N 12°10′59″E / 53.14972°N 12.18306°E / 53.14972; 12.18306
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictPrignitz
Government
 • Mayor (2017–25) Dr. Ronald Thiel[1]
Area
 • Total165.57 km2 (63.93 sq mi)
Elevation
63 m (207 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total11,870
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
16928
Dialling codes03395
Vehicle registrationPR (old: PK)
Websitewww.pritzwalk.de

DemographyEdit

Pritzwalk: Population development
within the current boundaries (2020)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 10,354—    
1890 10,949+0.37%
1910 12,569+0.69%
1925 13,085+0.27%
1939 13,130+0.02%
1950 16,766+2.25%
1964 14,894−0.84%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1971 15,623+0.68%
1981 16,236+0.39%
1985 16,315+0.12%
1990 15,995−0.40%
1995 14,874−1.44%
2000 14,309−0.77%
2005 13,336−1.40%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2010 12,598−1.13%
2015 11,922−1.10%
2016 12,050+1.07%
2017 12,009−0.34%
2018 11,924−0.71%
2019 11,879−0.38%
2020 11,870−0.08%

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Pritzwalk is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Heinrich Gaetke 1895
 
Günther Quandt, 1941 Wehrwirtschaftsführer

ReferencesEdit

 
Church in Sarnow
  1. ^ Landkreis Prignitz 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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pritzwalk at Wikimedia Commons