Welzow (Lower Sorbian Wjelcej) is a town in the district of Spree-Neiße, in southeastern Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 16 km northwest of Hoyerswerda, and 23 km southwest of Cottbus.

Welzow
Wjelcej
Flag of Welzow
Coat of arms of Welzow
Location of Welzow within Spree-Neiße district
Welzow in SPN.png
Welzow is located in Germany
Welzow
Welzow
Welzow is located in Brandenburg
Welzow
Welzow
Coordinates: 51°34′00″N 14°10′59″E / 51.56667°N 14.18306°E / 51.56667; 14.18306Coordinates: 51°34′00″N 14°10′59″E / 51.56667°N 14.18306°E / 51.56667; 14.18306
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictSpree-Neiße
Government
 • Mayor (2017–25) Birgit Zuchold[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total23.91 km2 (9.23 sq mi)
Elevation
121 m (397 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total3,317
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
03119
Dialling codes035751
Vehicle registrationSPN
Websitewww.welzow.de

DemographyEdit

Welzow: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 630—    
1890 684+0.55%
1910 5,549+11.03%
1925 6,962+1.52%
1933 7,513+0.96%
1939 7,815+0.66%
1946 8,078+0.47%
1950 8,235+0.48%
1964 7,685−0.49%
1971 7,481−0.38%
1981 6,277−1.74%
1985 6,354+0.31%
1989 5,937−1.68%
1990 5,602−5.64%
1991 5,361−4.30%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1992 5,219−2.65%
1993 5,152−1.28%
1994 5,088−1.24%
1995 5,071−0.33%
1996 5,063−0.16%
1997 5,038−0.49%
1998 4,997−0.81%
1999 4,909−1.76%
2000 4,838−1.45%
2001 4,674−3.39%
2002 4,553−2.59%
2003 4,394−3.49%
2004 4,294−2.28%
2005 4,183−2.59%
2006 4,116−1.60%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 4,059−1.38%
2008 4,057−0.05%
2009 3,973−2.07%
2010 3,806−4.20%
2011 3,866+1.58%
2012 3,827−1.01%
2013 3,731−2.51%
2014 3,703−0.75%
2015 3,645−1.57%
2016 3,552−2.55%
2017 3,490−1.75%
2018 3,418−2.06%
2019 3,384−0.99%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landkreis Spree-Neiße 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