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Encyclopedia > Brandenburg (town)
Brandenburg
Coat of arms of Brandenburg Location of Brandenburg in Germany
 
Federal state Brandenburg
Administrative region
District urban district
Population 74,662 source (2005)
Area 228.77 km²
Population density 326/km²
Elevation 29-70 m
Coordinates 52°25′ N 12°33′ E
Postal code 14770-14778
Area code 03381
Licence plate code BRB
Mayor Dr. Dietlind Tiemann (CDU)
Website stadt-brandenburg.de

Brandenburg an der Havel is a town in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. It is located on the banks of the Havel river. Population: 74,875 (December 31,2004). Image File history File links Wappen_Brandenburg_an_der_Havel. ... Image File history File links Brandenburg_in_Germany. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... A Regierungsbezirk is an administrative region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... -1... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... Area codes in Germany (German Vorwahl) have from two to five digits, not counting the leading zero. ... German car number plates show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... For the Biblical Havel, see Abel. ...


Although the town of Brandenburg is less known than the state of Brandenburg, the state was named after the town and not vice versa. Today it is a small town compared to nearby Berlin, but once it was the origin of the realms of Brandenburg and Prussia. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prusai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and...


The castle of Brandenburg, which had been a Slavic fortress Branibor (Branim's forest), was conquered in 929 by king Henry the Fowler. The town remained German only until 983, when a Slavic rebellion was successful. In the next 170 years the area was ruled by Slavic princes of the Hevelles tribe. The last of them, Pribislav, died in 1150. Afterwards Albert I settled here and became the first margrave of Brandenburg. The town was restricted to the western bank of the Havel until 1196, when it was extended to the eastern side. The parts on either side of the river were regarded as two different towns (Old and New Brandenburg) for centuries. // Ethno-cultural subdivisions Slavs are customarily divided into three major subgroups: East Slavs, West Slavs, and South Slavs, each with a somewhat different background. ... Events Emir Abd-ar-rahman III of Cordoba declares himself caliph. ... Henry I, the Fowler (German: Heinrich der Vogler) (876 - July 2, 936), was Duke of Saxony from 912 and king of the Germans from 919 until his death in 936. ... Events Hugh Capet, a distant relative of the last Carolingian king of the Franks, is crowned King of France, beginning the Capetian dynasty and, arguably, modern French history. ... Pribislav Henry (1127 - 1150) was a Christian and the last ruler of the Slavic tribe of the Havelles in Brandenburg. ... Events Åhus, Sweden gains city privileges City of Airdrie, Scotland founded King Sverker I of Sweden is deposed and succeeded by Eric IX of Sweden. ... Albert I (c. ... Events Spring, London, popular uprising of the poor against the rich led by William Fitz Osbern. ...


In 1314 (resp. 1315) the two towns joined the Hanseatic League. In the Thirty Years' War the towns suffered plundering and destruction; this led to a loss of power; Potsdam became the new capital, and the court left the town of Brandenburg. In 1715 the two halves of the town were merged at last to a common town. Events June 24 - Battle of Bannockburn. ... Events August 13 - Louis X of France marries Clemence dAnjou. ... The Hanseatic League (German: die Hanse, Dutch: de Hanze) was an alliance of trading cities that established and maintained a trade monopoly over the Baltic Sea and most of Northern Europe for a time in the later Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, between the 13th and 17th century. ... The victory of Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631) The Thirty Years War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally on the territory of todays Germany, but also involving most of the major continental powers. ... Potsdam is the capital city of the state of Brandenburg in Germany. ... // Events July 24 - Spanish treasure fleet of ten ships under admiral Ubilla leave Havana, Cuba for Spain. ...


Today's Brandenburg

Today Brandenburg suffers from emigration. After the fall of the Berlin Wall the population has suffered greatly. From over 100,000 in 1989 down to roughly 75,000 in 2005. The migration mainly affects the young people and thus the future of the city is uncertain. Emigration is the act and the phenomenon of leaving ones native country to settle abroad. ... Berlin Wall on June 7, 2003 The Berlin Wall (German: Die Berliner Mauer) was a long barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the surrounding territory of East Germany. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

year population
1600 10.000
1648 3.000
1715 11.000
1818 12.800
1830 13.538
December 3, 1861 21.600
December 3, 1864 26.000
December 3, 1867 25.500
December 1, 1871 25.800
December 1, 1875 27.371
December 1, 1880 29.066
December 1, 1885 33.129
December 1, 1890 37.817
year population
December 2, 1895 42.690
December 1, 1900 49.250
December 1, 1905 51.200
December 1, 1910 53.595
December 1, 1916 48.039
December 5, 1917 49.565
October 8, 1919 52.972
June 16, 1925 59.297
June 16, 1933 64.190
May 17, 1939 83.825
December 1, 1945 68.927
October 29, 1946 70.632
August 31, 1950 82.215
year population
December 31, 1955 87.143
December 31, 1960 86.722
December 31, 1964 89.697
January 1, 1971 93.983
December 31, 1975 93.765
December 31, 1981 94.680
December 31, 1985 94.862
December 31, 1988 94.872
December 31, 1990 89.889
December 31, 1995 85.994
December 31, 2000 77.516
May 31, 2005 74.760

// Events January January 1 - Scotland adopts January 1st as being New Years Day February February 17 - Giordano Bruno burned at the stake for heresy in Rome July July 2 - Battle of Nieuwpoort: Dutch forces under Maurice of Nassau defeat Spanish forces under Archduke Albert in a battle on the... // Events January 17 - Englands Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Address, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War. ... // Events July 24 - Spanish treasure fleet of ten ships under admiral Ubilla leave Havana, Cuba for Spain. ... 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... -1... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sights

Roland in front of the town hall
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Roland in front of the town hall

See also: Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (726x1479, 873 KB) Roland - Brandenburg an der Havel Ort: Rathausportal in der Altstadt Geschichte: Diese Roland-Statue wurde 1474 auf dem Marktplatz der Neustadt von Brandenburg an der Havel aufgestellt. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (726x1479, 873 KB) Roland - Brandenburg an der Havel Ort: Rathausportal in der Altstadt Geschichte: Diese Roland-Statue wurde 1474 auf dem Marktplatz der Neustadt von Brandenburg an der Havel aufgestellt. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ... Events November 23 - Pope Alexander III enters Rome. ... Events The Lollards, a religious sect taught by John Wycliffe, were persecuted for their beliefs. ... Events May 15 - Charles VIII of Sweden who had served three terms as King of Sweden dies. ... The defensive wall of Braşov, Romania. ... A watchtower is a type of fortification. ... The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate in 1982. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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