Rühstädt is a municipality in the Prignitz district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is located close the confluence of the rivers Havel and Elbe. Rühstädt is famous for its high number of resident white storks and has been awarded the title European Stork Village by the initiative EuroNatur in 1996.[2]

Rühstädt
Location of Rühstädt within Prignitz district
Rühstädt in PR.png
Rühstädt is located in Germany
Rühstädt
Rühstädt
Rühstädt is located in Brandenburg
Rühstädt
Rühstädt
Coordinates: 52°55′00″N 11°52′00″E / 52.91667°N 11.86667°E / 52.91667; 11.86667Coordinates: 52°55′00″N 11°52′00″E / 52.91667°N 11.86667°E / 52.91667; 11.86667
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictPrignitz
Municipal assoc.Bad Wilsnack/Weisen
Subdivisions4 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorJürgen Herper
Area
 • Total28.80 km2 (11.12 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total461
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
19322
Dialling codes038791
Vehicle registrationPR

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 1,257—    
1890 1,246−0.06%
1910 1,139−0.45%
1925 1,110−0.17%
1933 1,018−1.08%
1939 1,020+0.03%
1946 1,442+5.07%
1950 1,476+0.58%
1964 1,015−2.64%
1971 973−0.60%
1981 762−2.41%
1985 702−2.03%
1989 673−1.05%
1990 663−1.49%
1991 638−3.77%
1992 619−2.98%
1993 614−0.81%
1994 632+2.93%
1995 619−2.06%
1996 627+1.29%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 649+3.51%
1998 624−3.85%
1999 610−2.24%
2000 601−1.48%
2001 601+0.00%
2002 590−1.83%
2003 598+1.36%
2004 595−0.50%
2005 582−2.18%
2006 564−3.09%
2007 553−1.95%
2008 558+0.90%
2009 558+0.00%
2010 565+1.25%
2011 499−11.68%
2012 487−2.40%
2013 481−1.23%
2014 468−2.70%
2015 461−1.50%
2016 472+2.39%

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. ^ "European Stork Villages – Where storks are honorary citizens" (PDF). EuroNatur. May 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons