Premnitz is a town in the Havelland district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Havel, 8 km south of Rathenow, 21 km northwest of Brandenburg, and is only 75 km west of central Berlin, to where it is well connected by the railway and road networks. The surrounding landscape is very rural and forested in its make up.

Premnitz
Coat of arms of Premnitz
Coat of arms
Location of Premnitz within Havelland district
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Premnitz is located in Germany
Premnitz
Premnitz
Premnitz is located in Brandenburg
Premnitz
Premnitz
Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 12°19′59″E / 52.53306°N 12.33306°E / 52.53306; 12.33306Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 12°19′59″E / 52.53306°N 12.33306°E / 52.53306; 12.33306
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictHavelland
Government
 • MayorRalf Tebling
Area
 • Total45.42 km2 (17.54 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,453
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
14727
Dialling codes03386
Vehicle registrationHVL
Websitewww.premnitz.de

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OverviewEdit

In order to counteract the economic impact of the decline of the synthetic fibres industry, a lot of effort is being expended so as to utilise a mix of industries, more in tune with the demand for industry that is in harmony with contemporary environmental policies. One such example is Firstwood: a factory which specialises in the theromo-tretament of soft, locally grown and harvested pine, so that it is as resilient to the elements as many of its hardwood alternatives.

It is also envisaged that because of the town's proximity to Berlin and Potsdam, for example, and the development of high quality recreational facilities, Premnitz may be considered as a good place to live and commute to work, as an alternative to living in the city.

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 1,353—    
1890 1,651+1.34%
1910 1,700+0.15%
1925 3,520+4.97%
1933 3,861+1.16%
1939 5,923+7.39%
1946 8,575+5.43%
1950 8,387−0.55%
1964 12,126+2.67%
1971 13,724+1.78%
1981 13,447−0.20%
1985 13,358−0.17%
1989 13,112−0.46%
1990 12,832−2.14%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 12,347−3.78%
1992 12,272−0.61%
1993 12,095−1.44%
1994 12,020−0.62%
1995 11,945−0.62%
1996 11,698−2.07%
1997 11,464−2.00%
1998 11,376−0.77%
1999 11,244−1.16%
2000 11,018−2.01%
2001 10,828−1.72%
2002 10,486−3.16%
2003 10,295−1.82%
2004 10,078−2.11%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 9,850−2.26%
2006 9,655−1.98%
2007 9,490−1.71%
2008 9,249−2.54%
2009 9,095−1.67%
2010 8,893−2.22%
2011 8,552−3.83%
2012 8,474−0.91%
2013 8,414−0.71%
2014 8,430+0.19%
2015 8,422−0.09%
2016 8,423+0.01%
2017 8,375−0.57%

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Hans-Peter Grohganz (1948-1981), died at the Berlin Wall
  • Karsten Heinz (born 1960), handball goalkeeper and coach
  • Anke Domscheit-Berg (born 1968), entrepreneur and politician

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