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
Location of Ruhland within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
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Ruhland is located in Germany
Ruhland
Ruhland
Ruhland is located in Brandenburg
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Ruhland
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
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Municipal assoc.Ruhland
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Martin Höntsch[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total37.12 km2 (14.33 sq mi)
Elevation
96 m (315 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total3,739
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01945
Dialling codes035752
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitewww.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)
Ruhland: Population development
within the current boundaries (2018)[3]
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%
1997 4,134+1.10%
YearPop.±% p.a.
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%
2017 3,655−1.03%
2018 3,672+0.47%

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