Rhinow (German pronunciation: [ˈʁiːnoː]) is a town in the Havelland district (Landkreis), in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 16 km north of Rathenow, and 22 km south of Kyritz. Rhinow is the administrative seat (Verwaltungssitz) of the Rhinow district (Amt).

Rhinow
Coat of arms of Rhinow
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Location of Rhinow within Havelland district
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Rhinow is located in Germany
Rhinow
Rhinow
Rhinow is located in Brandenburg
Rhinow
Rhinow
Coordinates: 52°45′00″N 12°19′59″E / 52.75000°N 12.33306°E / 52.75000; 12.33306Coordinates: 52°45′00″N 12°19′59″E / 52.75000°N 12.33306°E / 52.75000; 12.33306
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictHavelland
Municipal assoc.Rhinow
Government
 • MayorSybille Heling (FDP)
Area
 • Total31.51 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,587
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
14728
Dialling codes033875
Vehicle registrationHVL
Websitewww.rhinow.de

GeographyEdit

The region lies on the southern edge of the Rhinluch (Rhin moor) and at the feet of the up to 110 Meter high Rhinower Mountains. The Rhin river flows west through the district into the Gülper See at the southwestern border. Federal highway (Bundesstraße) 102 cuts through the area. Since 2003, the stretch between Rathenow and Neustadt (Dosse) is no longer served by public rail transit (Öffentlichen Personennahverkehr).

Administrative divisionEdit

Greater Rhinow includes the village of Kietz.

HistoryEdit

During the Third Reich, a famous sail plane school was founded in memory of Otto Lilienthal.

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 1,397—    
1890 1,512+0.53%
1910 1,540+0.09%
1925 1,533−0.03%
1933 1,551+0.15%
1939 1,713+1.67%
1946 2,728+6.87%
1950 2,553−1.64%
1964 2,051−1.55%
1971 2,052+0.01%
1981 2,198+0.69%
1985 2,213+0.17%
1989 2,222+0.10%
1990 2,146−3.42%
1991 2,090−2.61%
1992 2,065−1.20%
1993 2,086+1.02%
1994 2,070−0.77%
1995 2,103+1.59%
1996 2,111+0.38%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 2,154+2.04%
1998 2,165+0.51%
1999 2,146−0.88%
2000 2,101−2.10%
2001 2,021−3.81%
2002 2,012−0.45%
2003 1,967−2.24%
2004 1,959−0.41%
2005 1,933−1.33%
2006 1,874−3.05%
2007 1,821−2.83%
2008 1,758−3.46%
2009 1,714−2.50%
2010 1,716+0.12%
2011 1,695−1.22%
2012 1,667−1.65%
2013 1,640−1.62%
2014 1,649+0.55%
2015 1,625−1.46%
2016 1,614−0.68%

PoliticsEdit

City CouncilEdit

The council of the city of Rhinow has 12 members with the following distribution by political party:

(As of elections held on September 28, 2008)

Elections in 2014:

  • SPD: 4
  • FDP: 2
  • The Left: 2
  • CDU: 1
  • Single candidates: 3

[3]

ArchitectureEdit

  • 101 Meter high radio tower belonging to Deutsche Telekom AG constructed from reinforced concrete with uncustomary asymmetry at 52° 44′ 45″ N, 12° 21′ 7″ E, was built during the Soviet era.

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896), settled in Rhinow in 1893, building his workshop for his glider. In the beginning, he flew also in the Rhinow Mountains, later switching to flying at Gollenberg.

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
  3. ^ Ergebnis der Kommunalwahl am 25. Mai 2014