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Encyclopedia > Berlin's 2001 administrative reform

Berlin is subdivided into 12 boroughs (Bezirke in German), which are administrative units with political rights comparable to incorporated communities in the rest of Germany (although they are not separate legal entities from the city). Map of Berlin districts File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ...


Effective January 1, 2001, the Berlin borough reform reduced the number of Berlin's boroughs from 23 to 12 in order to cut down administrative costs. This was achieved by combining several of the old boroughs.


See also this list of all current boroughs and their component parts.


In detail, the old and the new boroughs relate as follows:

  New borough name Old borough names Area in km² Population
I Mitte Mitte, Tiergarten, Wedding 39.74 320,420
II Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg 20.16 256,419
III Pankow Prenzlauer Berg, Weißensee, Pankow 103.07 348,412
IV Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf 64.72 315,054
V Spandau Spandau (unchanged) 91.91 225,856
VI Steglitz-Zehlendorf Steglitz, Zehlendorf 102.50 288,285
VII Tempelhof-Schöneberg Tempelhof, Schöneberg 53.09 335,171
VIII Neukölln Neukölln (unchanged) 44.93 306,214
IX Treptow-Köpenick Treptow, Köpenick 168.43 233,923
X Marzahn-Hellersdorf Marzahn, Hellersdorf 61.74 252,602
XI Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Hohenschönhausen 52.29 258,455
XII Reinickendorf Reinickendorf (unchanged) 89.45 246,118

(all data as of March 2004) For further information see: Berlin * [1]
Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre). ... Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a large park and a former borough of Berlin, since 2001 a part of the expanded borough Mitte. ... Wedding (German der Wedding) is a district in the borough of Mitte, Berlin, Germany and was a separate borough in northwestern Berlin until it was fused with Tiergarten and Mitte in 2001. ... Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. ... Boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee Friedrichshain is a part of Berlins borough Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. ... Kreuzberg Kreuzberg is possibly the most well-known of the boroughs (Bezirke) of Berlin. ... Pankow is a borough of Berlin. ... Prenzlauer Berg is a former borough of Berlin situated in the eastern part of the city. ... Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf. ... Charlottenburg palace Charlottenburg is an area in Berlin, formerly a borough, now part of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ... Wilmersdorf is an area of Berlin, formerly a borough but since 2001 part of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ... For the 1980s New Wave group, see Spandau Ballet. ... Steglitz-Zehlendorf is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Steglitz and Zehlendorf. ... Zehlendorf is the southwestern-most district in Berlin. ... Tempelhof-Schöneberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Tempelhof and Schöneberg. ... The Tempelhof town hall - due to the merger with Schöneberg now without a mayor Tempelhof was a borough of the city of Berlin that was united with Schöneberg in 2001 to form the Tempelhof-Schöneberg borough. ... Schöneberg is a district of Berlin. ... Neukölln is a borough of Berlin. ... The Districts in borough Treptow-Köpenick of Berlin Treptow-Köpenick is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Treptow and Köpenick. ... Treptow is a former borough of Berlin; in 2001 it merged with Köpenick to form the new borough Treptow-Köpenick. ... Köpenick is a former borough of Berlin; in 2001 it merged with Treptow to form the new borough Treptow-Köpenick. ... Marzahn-Hellersdorf is one of 12 boroughs of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Marzahn and Hellersdorf. ... Marzahn is a local part in the district Marzahn Hellersdorf of Berlin. ... Lichtenberg is a borough of Berlin, Germany. ... Reinickendorf is a borough of Berlin. ... Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Boroughs of Berlin Flag of Berlin
Mitte | Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg | Pankow | Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf | Spandau | Steglitz-Zehlendorf | Tempelhof-Schöneberg | Neukölln | Treptow-Köpenick | Marzahn-Hellersdorf | Lichtenberg | Berlin-Reinickendorf
Berlin is subdivided into 12 boroughs (Bezirke in German), which are administrative units with political rights comparable to incorporated communities in the rest of Germany (although they are not separate legal entities from the city). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Berlin. ... Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre). ... Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. ... Pankow is a borough of Berlin. ... Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf. ... For the 1980s New Wave group, see Spandau Ballet. ... Steglitz-Zehlendorf is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Steglitz and Zehlendorf. ... Tempelhof-Schöneberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Tempelhof and Schöneberg. ... Neukölln is a borough of Berlin. ... The Districts in borough Treptow-Köpenick of Berlin Treptow-Köpenick is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Treptow and Köpenick. ... Marzahn-Hellersdorf is one of 12 boroughs of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Marzahn and Hellersdorf. ... Lichtenberg is a borough of Berlin, Germany. ... Reinickendorf is a borough of Berlin. ...

 
 

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