Lauchhammer is a town in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the Black Elster river, approx. 17 km west of Senftenberg, and 50 km north of Dresden.

Lauchhammer
Coat of arms of Lauchhammer
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Location of Lauchhammer within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
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Lauchhammer is located in Germany
Lauchhammer
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Lauchhammer is located in Brandenburg
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Lauchhammer
Coordinates: 51°30′00″N 13°48′00″E / 51.50000°N 13.80000°E / 51.50000; 13.80000Coordinates: 51°30′00″N 13°48′00″E / 51.50000°N 13.80000°E / 51.50000; 13.80000
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Subdivisions5 Stadt- und 2 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorRoland Pohlenz
Area
 • Total88.43 km2 (34.14 sq mi)
Elevation
94-160 m (−431 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,622
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01979
Dialling codes03574
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitewww.lauchhammer.de

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 4,627—    
1890 6,054+1.81%
1910 10,151+2.62%
1925 17,259+3.60%
1933 19,734+1.69%
1939 22,467+2.19%
1946 28,063+3.23%
1950 27,524−0.48%
1964 32,757+1.25%
1971 31,854−0.40%
1981 27,102−1.60%
1985 26,626−0.44%
1989 25,756−0.83%
1990 24,945−3.15%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 23,882−4.26%
1992 23,911+0.12%
1993 23,682−0.96%
1994 23,386−1.25%
1995 22,948−1.87%
1996 22,551−1.73%
1997 22,022−2.35%
1998 21,684−1.53%
1999 21,353−1.53%
2000 20,769−2.73%
2001 20,276−2.37%
2002 19,826−2.22%
2003 19,407−2.11%
2004 19,060−1.79%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 18,697−1.90%
2006 18,396−1.61%
2007 18,021−2.04%
2008 17,593−2.38%
2009 17,276−1.80%
2010 16,956−1.85%
2011 15,877−6.36%
2012 15,624−1.59%
2013 15,252−2.38%
2014 15,099−1.00%
2015 15,084−0.10%
2016 14,791−1.94%
2017 14,569−1.50%

TransportationEdit

Lauchhammer lies on the Węgliniec–Roßlau railway and offers connections to Leipzig and Cottbus.

PeopleEdit

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