Schipkau (Lower Sorbian: Šejkow) is a municipality in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in Lower Lusatia, Brandenburg, Germany.

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Location of Schipkau within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
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Schipkau is located in Germany
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Schipkau is located in Brandenburg
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Coordinates: 51°31′00″N 13°52′59″E / 51.51667°N 13.88306°E / 51.51667; 13.88306Coordinates: 51°31′00″N 13°52′59″E / 51.51667°N 13.88306°E / 51.51667; 13.88306
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Subdivisions6 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2018–26) Klaus Prietzel[1]
Area
 • Total72.91 km2 (28.15 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total6,638
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01993
Dialling codes035754
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitewww.gemeinde-schipkau.de

GeographyEdit

The municipality is located in the north of the historical region of Lusatia, close to the motorway A13, connecting Berlin with Dresden.

Schipkau counts 5 civil parishes (Ortsteile): Annahütte, Drochow, Hörlitz, Klettwitz and Meuro.

HistoryEdit

From 1815 to 1947, Schipkau was part of the Prussian Province of Brandenburg. From 1952 to 1990, it was part of the Bezirk Cottbus of East Germany.

DemographyEdit

Schipkau: Population development
within the current boundaries (2020)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 2,807—    
1890 4,569+3.30%
1910 11,921+4.91%
1925 12,980+0.57%
1939 13,218+0.13%
1950 13,992+0.52%
1964 11,614−1.32%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1971 11,017−0.75%
1981 9,257−1.73%
1985 8,857−1.10%
1990 9,807+2.06%
1995 9,518−0.60%
2000 8,659−1.87%
2005 7,605−2.56%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2010 7,357−0.66%
2015 6,813−1.52%
2016 6,764−0.72%
2017 6,800+0.53%
2018 6,703−1.43%
2019 6,661−0.63%
2020 6,638−0.35%

SportEdit

Close to Klettwitz and in north of Schipkau it is located the "EuroSpeedway Lausitz", a race track originally named "Lausitzring".

People Joachim LurkowskiEdit

Joachim Klaus Lurkowski

born Jan8,1936 Past April 2021

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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Schipkau at Wikimedia Commons