Lenzen (Elbe) is a small town in the district of Prignitz, in Brandenburg, Germany. The town lies to the north of the Löcknitz River, not far from where the Löcknitz flows into the Elbe. It is part of the Amt Lenzen-Elbtalaue.

Lenzen
Coat of arms of Lenzen
Coat of arms
Location of Lenzen (Elbe) within Prignitz district
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Lenzen is located in Germany
Lenzen
Lenzen
Lenzen is located in Brandenburg
Lenzen
Lenzen
Coordinates: 53°05′28″N 11°28′24″E / 53.09111°N 11.47333°E / 53.09111; 11.47333Coordinates: 53°05′28″N 11°28′24″E / 53.09111°N 11.47333°E / 53.09111; 11.47333
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictPrignitz
Municipal assoc.Lenzen-Elbtalaue
Subdivisions9 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorChristian Steinkopf (CDU)
Area
 • Total95.75 km2 (36.97 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,086
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
19309
Dialling codes038792
Vehicle registrationPR
Websitewww.lenzenelbe.de

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OverviewEdit

Lenzen is situated near the Elbe, approx. 20 km northwest of Wittenberge. It was the scene of the Battle of Lenzen, an early victory by the Germans over the Wends in 929. Frederick Count of Zollern confiscated it from the von Quitzow family in 1420 for their part in the uprising of the Wendish nobility, and mortgaged it to Otto von Blumenthal. He redeemed the mortgage and restored the von Quitzows in 1422.

Another Lenzen is an Old Prussian site in (former) East-Prussia near the Baltic Sea.

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)
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 4,619—    
1890 4,403−0.32%
1910 4,065−0.40%
1925 4,167+0.17%
1933 4,069−0.30%
1939 3,980−0.37%
1946 5,309+4.20%
1950 5,389+0.37%
1964 4,258−1.67%
1971 4,038−0.75%
1981 3,503−1.41%
1985 3,390−0.82%
1989 3,293−0.72%
1990 3,255−1.15%
1991 3,100−4.76%
1992 3,133+1.06%
1993 3,084−1.56%
1994 3,067−0.55%
1995 3,008−1.92%
1996 2,985−0.76%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 2,986+0.03%
1998 2,926−2.01%
1999 2,916−0.34%
2000 2,830−2.95%
2001 2,766−2.26%
2002 2,750−0.58%
2003 2,707−1.56%
2004 2,661−1.70%
2005 2,622−1.47%
2006 2,554−2.59%
2007 2,519−1.37%
2008 2,453−2.62%
2009 2,381−2.94%
2010 2,363−0.76%
2011 2,319−1.86%
2012 2,293−1.12%
2013 2,251−1.83%
2014 2,209−1.87%
2015 2,219+0.45%
2016 2,160−2.66%

PhotogalleryEdit

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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lenzen at Wikimedia Commons