Angermünde (German pronunciation: [aŋɐˈmʏndə] (listen)) is a town in the district of Uckermark in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. It is about 43 miles (69 km) northeast of Berlin, the capital of Germany.
Market Place & Townhall
|• Mayor||Frederik Bewer|
|• Total||326.44 km2 (126.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Density||42/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The population is about 10,000, but the population has been rapidly falling as its traditional industrial base (enamel-working) has declined. An administrative sub-centre of its district, it has several Protestant churches, a former Franciscan church, a number of schools of higher learning and a recently refurbished historic marketplace with an old town hall. Located in the game-filled forests of the Uckermark, with its many lakes, it now relies heavily on tourism and the sources of revenue linked to it.
The town is named for its position on the Mündesee.
In the 19th century, the town was the seat of a Prussian circle in the province of Brandenburg and linked to Berlin by the Berlin–Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland) railway. Angermünde station then served as the junction for sidelines servicing Prenzlau, Bad Freienwalde, and Schwedt.
In the 20th century, it formed part of East Germany.
Recent Population Development and Projections (Population Development before Census 2011 (blue line); Recent Population Development according to the Census in Germany in 2011 (blue bordered line); Projection by the Brandenburg state for 2005-2030 (yellow line); Projection by the Brandenburg state for 2014-2030 (red line); Projection by the Bertelsmann Foundation for 2012-2030 (green line)
- 1989–1998: Wolf-Hugo Just
- 1998–2016: Wolfgang Krakow (SPD)
- since 2016: Frederik Bewer (independent)
Frederik Bewer was elected in May 2016 with 95,3 % of the votes for a term of eight years.
The lake Mündesee in Angermünde.
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Friedrich Heinrich von der Hagen (1780–1856), German scholar
- Albert Manthe (1847–1928), sculptor
- Hermann Dietrich (1856–1930), born in Schmargendorf, politician (DNVP), member of Reichstag
- Ehm Welk (1884–1966), writer
- Hans-Erich Voss (1897–1969), Vice Admiral in World War II
- Günter Reimann (1904–2005), economist and journalist
- Heinrich Borgmann (1912–1945), adjutant of Adolf Hitler
- Hartmut Losch (1943–1997), athlete, European champion in discus throw
- Maik Heydeck (born 1965), boxer
- Julia Jäger (born 1970), actress
- "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2019.
- EB (1911).
- EB (1878).
- Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons
- Ergebnis der Bürgermeisterstichwahl am 8. Mai 2016