Ortrand is a town in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 24 km southwest of Senftenberg, and 36 km north of Dresden.

Ortrand
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Ortrand
Coat of arms
Location of Ortrand within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
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Ortrand is located in Germany
Ortrand
Ortrand
Ortrand is located in Brandenburg
Ortrand
Ortrand
Coordinates: 51°22′00″N 13°46′59″E / 51.36667°N 13.78306°E / 51.36667; 13.78306Coordinates: 51°22′00″N 13°46′59″E / 51.36667°N 13.78306°E / 51.36667; 13.78306
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Municipal assoc.Ortrand
Government
 • MayorNiko Gebel (CDU)
Area
 • Total7.34 km2 (2.83 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,067
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01990
Dialling codes035755
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitewww.stadt-ortrand.de

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 1,739—    
1890 1,793+0.20%
1910 2,054+0.68%
1925 2,288+0.72%
1933 2,416+0.68%
1939 2,574+1.06%
1946 3,268+3.47%
1950 3,259−0.07%
1964 3,143−0.26%
1971 3,152+0.04%
1981 3,049−0.33%
1985 3,070+0.17%
1989 2,946−1.03%
1990 2,839−3.63%
1991 2,846+0.25%
1992 2,802−1.55%
1993 2,776−0.93%
1994 2,744−1.15%
1995 2,739−0.18%
1996 2,740+0.04%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 2,721−0.69%
1998 2,716−0.18%
1999 2,680−1.33%
2000 2,634−1.72%
2001 2,601−1.25%
2002 2,570−1.19%
2003 2,539−1.21%
2004 2,544+0.20%
2005 2,504−1.57%
2006 2,430−2.96%
2007 2,370−2.47%
2008 2,316−2.28%
2009 2,295−0.91%
2010 2,265−1.31%
2011 2,257−0.35%
2012 2,213−1.95%
2013 2,196−0.77%
2014 2,164−1.46%
2015 2,154−0.46%
2016 2,144−0.46%

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Paul Lindau (1881-1945), sculptor
  • Lutz Heßlich (born 1959), track racing cyclist, Olympic champion 1980 and 1988
  • Gloria Siebert (born 1964), hurdler

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