Jänschwalde

Jänschwalde (Sorbian: Janšojce) is a municipality in the district of Spree-Neiße in Brandenburg in East Germany. It is situated in the region of Niederlausitz. The nearest town is Peitz; Cottbus is 25 km away.

Jänschwalde/Janšojce
Location of Jänschwalde/Janšojce within Spree-Neiße district
Jänschwalde in SPN.png
Jänschwalde/Janšojce is located in Germany
Jänschwalde/Janšojce
Jänschwalde/Janšojce
Jänschwalde/Janšojce is located in Brandenburg
Jänschwalde/Janšojce
Jänschwalde/Janšojce
Coordinates: 51°51′43″N 14°29′57″E / 51.86194°N 14.49917°E / 51.86194; 14.49917Coordinates: 51°51′43″N 14°29′57″E / 51.86194°N 14.49917°E / 51.86194; 14.49917
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictSpree-Neiße
Municipal assoc.Peitz
Subdivisions4 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorHelmut Badtke
Area
 • Total81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)
Elevation
62 m (203 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,536
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
03197, außer OT Grießen: 03172
Dialling codes035607, außer OT Grießen: 035696
Vehicle registrationSPN

Municipal arrangementEdit

The municipality of Jänschwalde-Janšojce is divided into three parts:

  • Jänschwalde-Dorf
  • Kolonie
  • Jänschwalde East

Jänschwalde-DorfEdit

Jänschwalde-Dorf (village) is separated from Kolonie by a small brook called Puschanitzka. It flows through a field between the two districts. In the village there is a tavern called K5. Not far away from there is a small store and a place called the Jugendbude, for the young people of the village.

Near the store and the Jugendbude is the village church, which was built in 1806/07. In the nearby belltower there are three bells from the 15th and 16th centuries. Also next to the church is the German-Sorb Museum, which details the area's past.

KolonieEdit

In Kolonie (colony) the inhabitants have a butcher, a store, a post office, and a restaurant—the brewery Zur Linde. The cemetery is also located in Kolonie.

Jänschwalde EastEdit

Three kilometers into the forest is East Jänschwalde, which was established in 1952 as a housing development for the soldiers of the nearby air base. Here there are mostly new buildings, including a primary school and a kindergarten. There is also das Ländliche Sozio-kulturelle Zentrum (the Rural Socio-Cultural Center), which serves as a meeting place for young and old. Activities there include crafting afternoons, a library, and sport programs, such as judo. East Jänschwalde is also connected to the public railroad network through the Regional Express line from Cottbus to Frankfurt (Oder).

DemographyEdit

 
Development of Population since 1875 within the Current Boundaries (Blue Line: Population; Dotted Line: Comparison to Population Development of Brandenburg state; Grey Background: Time of Nazi rule; Red Background: Time of Communist rule)
Jänschwalde: Population development
within the current boundaries (2013)[2]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 2,125—    
1890 2,261+0.41%
1910 2,239−0.05%
1925 2,196−0.13%
1933 2,175−0.12%
1939 2,160−0.12%
1946 3,125+5.42%
1950 2,985−1.14%
1964 3,335+0.80%
1971 3,255−0.35%
1981 3,365+0.33%
1985 3,181−1.40%
1989 3,677+3.69%
1990 3,501−4.79%
1991 3,373−3.66%
1992 3,390+0.50%
1993 3,393+0.09%
1994 3,304−2.62%
1995 3,209−2.88%
1996 3,104−3.27%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 2,976−4.12%
1998 2,877−3.33%
1999 2,754−4.28%
2000 2,807+1.92%
2001 2,704−3.67%
2002 2,522−6.73%
2003 2,222−11.90%
2004 2,109−5.09%
2005 2,019−4.27%
2006 1,963−2.77%
2007 1,884−4.02%
2008 1,828−2.97%
2009 1,776−2.84%
2010 1,751−1.41%
2011 1,638−6.45%
2012 1,585−3.24%
2013 1,570−0.95%
2014 1,559−0.70%
2015 1,535−1.54%
2016 1,563+1.82%

Points of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2019". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons