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About this sound Ruhland  (Sorbian: Rólany) is a town in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Schwarze Elster, 12 km southwest of Senftenberg.

Ruhland
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Ruhland
Coat of arms
Ruhland is located in Germany
Ruhland
Ruhland
Location of Ruhland within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
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Coordinates: 51°28′00″N 13°52′00″E / 51.46667°N 13.86667°E / 51.46667; 13.86667Coordinates: 51°28′00″N 13°52′00″E / 51.46667°N 13.86667°E / 51.46667; 13.86667
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Municipal assoc. Ruhland
Government
 • Mayor Uwe Kminikowski (CDU)
Area
 • Total 37.12 km2 (14.33 sq mi)
Elevation 96 m (315 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,655
 • Density 98/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01945
Dialling codes 035752
Vehicle registration OSL
Website www.ruhland.de

Ruhland station is a major railway junction, for freight and for passenger services. The hourly 4-way connection between locomotive-hauled passenger services converging from Hoyerswerda, Cottbus, Leipzig and Dresden is a most impressive sight.

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)
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 2,086—    
1890 2,358+0.82%
1910 3,126+1.42%
1925 3,768+1.25%
1933 4,137+1.17%
1939 4,864+2.73%
1946 5,440+1.61%
1950 5,664+1.01%
1964 5,325−0.44%
1971 5,232−0.25%
1981 4,670−1.13%
1985 4,612−0.31%
1989 4,413−1.10%
1990 4,325−1.99%
1991 4,191−3.10%
1992 4,131−1.43%
1993 4,080−1.23%
1994 4,052−0.69%
1995 4,037−0.37%
1996 4,089+1.29%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 4,134+1.10%
1998 4,178+1.06%
1999 4,232+1.29%
2000 4,262+0.71%
2001 4,215−1.10%
2002 4,157−1.38%
2003 4,121−0.87%
2004 4,093−0.68%
2005 4,106+0.32%
2006 4,043−1.53%
2007 3,982−1.51%
2008 3,948−0.85%
2009 3,935−0.33%
2010 3,896−0.99%
2011 3,819−1.98%
2012 3,754−1.70%
2013 3,747−0.19%
2014 3,693−1.44%
2015 3,665−0.76%
2016 3,693+0.76%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2017 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons