Hohen Neuendorf is a town in the Oberhavel district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is located north west of Berlin.

Hohen Neuendorf
Water tower
Water tower
Coat of arms of Hohen Neuendorf
Coat of arms
Location of Hohen Neuendorf within Oberhavel district
Hohen Neuendorf in OHV.png
Hohen Neuendorf is located in Germany
Hohen Neuendorf
Hohen Neuendorf
Hohen Neuendorf is located in Brandenburg
Hohen Neuendorf
Hohen Neuendorf
Coordinates: 52°40′N 13°17′E / 52.667°N 13.283°E / 52.667; 13.283Coordinates: 52°40′N 13°17′E / 52.667°N 13.283°E / 52.667; 13.283
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberhavel
Subdivisions4 districts
Government
 • MayorSteffen Apelt (CDU)
Area
 • Total48.06 km2 (18.56 sq mi)
Elevation
32 - 66 m (−185 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total26,159
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16540, 16556, 16562
Dialling codes03303
Vehicle registrationOHV
Websitehohen-neuendorf.de

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GeographyEdit

Hohen Neuendorf is situated upon the Havel river (built on the Oder-Havel Canal) and is bordered by the Berlin areas Frohnau and Heiligensee to the south, Mühlenbecker Land to the east, Birkenwerder and Oranienburg to the north, and Hennigsdorf and Velten to the west.

Division of the townEdit

Hohen Neuendorf consists of 4 districts (with area codes):

  • Hohen Neuendorf and its districts (Wohnplätze [de]) Elseneck and Niederheide (area code: 16540)
  • Stolpe (area code: 16540)
  • Borgsdorf and its districts (Wohnplätze) Pinnow, Weißes Haus and Havelhausen (area code: 16556)
  • Bergfelde (area code: 16562)

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 779—    
1890 1,074+2.16%
1910 3,953+6.73%
1925 8,175+4.96%
1933 11,725+4.61%
1939 16,498+5.86%
1946 15,531−0.86%
1950 16,373+1.33%
1964 16,207−0.07%
1971 16,115−0.08%
1981 15,581−0.34%
1985 15,310−0.44%
1989 14,435−1.46%
1990 14,188−1.71%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 13,957−1.63%
1992 13,704−1.81%
1993 13,760+0.41%
1994 13,975+1.56%
1995 14,390+2.97%
1996 15,177+5.47%
1997 16,338+7.65%
1998 17,611+7.79%
1999 18,682+6.08%
2000 19,338+3.51%
2001 19,714+1.94%
2002 20,451+3.74%
2003 21,168+3.51%
2004 21,920+3.55%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 22,617+3.18%
2006 23,337+3.18%
2007 23,549+0.91%
2008 23,909+1.53%
2009 24,139+0.96%
2010 24,384+1.01%
2011 24,585+0.82%
2012 24,905+1.30%
2013 25,001+0.39%
2014 25,239+0.95%
2015 25,519+1.11%
2016 25,696+0.69%
2017 26,001+1.19%

HistoryEdit

 
Church in Bergfelde

Since the suburban move of Berlin which ended in the late 19th century, allowed by the development of the railway, Hohen Neuendorf was a small town with few residents.

The creation of a train station in Hohen Neuendorf on the North Train from Berlin in the last quarter of the 19th century, thanks to the larger, richer nearby village of Stolpe, led to a quick development of Hohen Neuendorf paralleled to that occurring in Berlin. With the rising role of Hohen Neuendorf as a commuter village across from Stolpe (which stayed largely agricultural in nature), it was finally with the (mis)placement of the train stop that emphasis on the settlement of Hohen Neuendorf ensued. The new Hohen Neuendorf station today is frequented by the users of Berlin's S-Bahn (rapid railway), while the old station's building has now been changed into a hotel.

West Berlin border crossingEdit

The municipality shared its borders with the former West Berlin, and so during 1961-1990 it was separated from it by the Berlin Wall. Between 1 January 1988 and 30 June 1990 Hohen Neuendorf's component village of Stolpe served as East German border crossing for cars travelling between West Berlin and the East German Democratic Republic) or the West German Federal Republic of Germany. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, which followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972) for traffic between West Germany and West Berlin. After 9 November 1989 eastern controls were gradually eased into spot checks and finally abolished on 30 June 1990, the day the Monetary, Economic and Social Union between the GDR and the FRG [de] was introduced.

International relationsEdit

Hohen Neuendorf is twinned with:

From 1992 to 2017 Hohen Neuendorf was twinned with Maing,(France),

 
Honey bee memorial

SportEdit

The RU Hohen Neuendorf, a rugby union club, competes at the second tier of German club rugby, the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East, having earned promotion to the league in 2008.

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. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

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