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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
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 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,665
 • Density 99/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)
Ruhland:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 2 086
1890 2 358
1910 3 126
1925 3 768
1933 4 137
1939 4 864
1946 5 440
1950 5 664
1964 5 325
1971 5 232
Year Population
1981 4 670
1985 4 612
1989 4 413
1990 4 325
1991 4 191
1992 4 131
1993 4 080
1994 4 052
1995 4 037
1996 4 089
Year Population
1997 4 134
1998 4 178
1999 4 232
2000 4 262
2001 4 215
2002 4 157
2003 4 121
2004 4 093
2005 4 106
2006 4 043
Year Population
2007 3 982
2008 3 948
2009 3 935
2010 3 896
2011 3 819
2012 3 754
2013 3 747
2014 3 693
2015 3 665


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