Angermünde (German pronunciation: [aŋɐˈmʏndə] (About this soundlisten)) 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.

Angermünde
Market Place & Townhall
Market Place & Townhall
Coat of arms of Angermünde
Coat of arms
Location of Angermünde within Uckermark district
Angermünde in UM.png
Angermünde is located in Germany
Angermünde
Angermünde
Angermünde is located in Brandenburg
Angermünde
Angermünde
Coordinates: 53°02′0″N 14°00′0″E / 53.03333°N 14.00000°E / 53.03333; 14.00000Coordinates: 53°02′0″N 14°00′0″E / 53.03333°N 14.00000°E / 53.03333; 14.00000
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictUckermark
Subdivisions24 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorFrederik Bewer
Area
 • Total326.44 km2 (126.04 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,744
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16278
Dialling codes03331
Vehicle registrationUM
Websitewww.angermuende.de

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.

NameEdit

The town is named for its position on the Mündesee.

HistoryEdit

The town was the site of a 1420 victory of Frederick I of Brandenburg over the Pomeranians.[2]

In the 19th century, the town was the seat of a Prussian circle in the province of Brandenburg and linked to Berlin by the BerlinStettin (now Szczecin, Poland) railway.[3] Angermünde station then served as the junction for sidelines servicing Prenzlau, Bad Freienwalde, and Schwedt.[2]

In the 20th century, it formed part of East Germany.

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 16,460—    
1890 15,733−0.30%
1910 16,545+0.25%
1925 18,373+0.70%
1933 18,020−0.24%
1939 18,139+0.11%
1946 23,026+3.47%
1950 24,884+1.96%
1964 22,204−0.81%
1971 21,037−0.77%
1981 18,651−1.20%
1985 18,110−0.73%
1989 17,493−0.86%
1990 17,372−0.69%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 16,967−2.33%
1992 16,995+0.17%
1993 16,916−0.46%
1994 16,750−0.98%
1995 16,488−1.56%
1996 16,727+1.45%
1997 16,796+0.41%
1998 16,826+0.18%
1999 16,770−0.33%
2000 16,481−1.72%
2001 16,314−1.01%
2002 16,057−1.58%
2003 15,755−1.88%
2004 15,628−0.81%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 15,276−2.25%
2006 15,036−1.57%
2007 14,801−1.56%
2008 14,598−1.37%
2009 14,492−0.73%
2010 14,360−0.91%
2011 13,826−3.72%
2012 13,687−1.01%
2013 13,597−0.66%
2014 13,650+0.39%
2015 13,805+1.14%
2016 13,797−0.06%
2017 13,837+0.29%

MayorsEdit

  • 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.[5]

GalleryEdit

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Friedrich Heinrich von der Hagen

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b EB (1911).
  3. ^ EB (1878).
  4. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons
  5. ^ Ergebnis der Bürgermeisterstichwahl am 8. Mai 2016

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