Hennigsdorf is a town in the district of Oberhavel, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated north-west of Berlin, just across the city border, which is formed mainly by the Havel river.

Hennigsdorf
Martin Luther Church
Martin Luther Church
Coat of arms of Hennigsdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Hennigsdorf within Oberhavel district
Hennigsdorf in OHV.png
Hennigsdorf is located in Germany
Hennigsdorf
Hennigsdorf
Hennigsdorf is located in Brandenburg
Hennigsdorf
Hennigsdorf
Coordinates: 52°38′16″N 13°12′13″E / 52.63778°N 13.20361°E / 52.63778; 13.20361Coordinates: 52°38′16″N 13°12′13″E / 52.63778°N 13.20361°E / 52.63778; 13.20361
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberhavel
Subdivisions3 districts
Government
 • MayorThomas Günther (SPD)
Area
 • Total31.29 km2 (12.08 sq mi)
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total26,272
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16761
Dialling codes03302
Vehicle registrationOHV
Websitewww.hennigsdorf.de
Catholic church
Church in Nieder Neuendorf

HistoryEdit

The municipality shared its borders with the former West Berlin, and so during the period 1961–1990 it was separated from it by the Berlin Wall.

In 1951/2, the Havel Canal was constructed to link Hennigsdorf with Paretz, thus avoiding a passage through the reach of the River Havel, between Spandau and Potsdam, that was under the political control of West Berlin. The canal is still in use, providing a shorter route for shipping from west of Berlin to the Oder–Havel Canal and Poland.[2]

GeographyEdit

 
Former rectifier factory

SubdivisionEdit

Hennigsdorf consists of 3 districts:

  • Hennigsdorf
  • Nieder Neuendorf (since 1923)
  • Stolpe-Süd (since May 1, 1998)

Neighbouring placesEdit

International relationsEdit

SportEdit

Hennigsdorf is home to Stahl Hennigsdorf Rugby, a rugby union club. The team, formed in 1948 under the leadership of Erwin Thiesies, was the most successful side during the East German era of the town, having won 27 national championships from 1952 to 1990.[3] The Yu-Gi-Oh! duelist Leon Schreit has also won the Yu-Gi-Oh! National Championship 2013 in Amsterdam.

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 863—    
1890 1,178+2.10%
1910 2,764+4.36%
1925 7,914+7.26%
1933 10,503+3.60%
1939 13,383+4.12%
1946 13,671+0.30%
1950 16,611+4.99%
1964 21,160+1.74%
1971 25,093+2.47%
1981 28,155+1.16%
1985 27,788−0.33%
1989 25,770−1.87%
1990 25,062−2.75%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 24,737−1.30%
1992 24,573−0.66%
1993 24,505−0.28%
1994 24,482−0.09%
1995 24,528+0.19%
1996 24,349−0.73%
1997 24,637+1.18%
1998 25,472+3.39%
1999 26,197+2.85%
2000 26,306+0.42%
2001 26,390+0.32%
2002 26,435+0.17%
2003 26,282−0.58%
2004 26,142−0.53%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 26,139−0.01%
2006 26,007−0.50%
2007 25,891−0.45%
2008 25,729−0.63%
2009 25,900+0.66%
2010 25,909+0.03%
2011 25,597−1.20%
2012 25,704+0.42%
2013 25,800+0.37%
2014 25,928+0.50%
2015 26,264+1.30%
2016 26,139−0.48%
2017 26,369+0.88%
2018 26,272−0.37%

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. p. 100. ISBN 0-85288-283-1.
  3. ^ Rugby in Hennigsdorf - Eine Chronologie (in German) Stahl Hennigsdorf website - club history, accessed: 10 April 2010
  4. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hennigsdorf at Wikimedia Commons