Vetschau (Lower Sorbian: Wětošow) is a town in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated in the Spreewald, 18 km west of Cottbus.

Vetschau/Wětošow
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Coat of arms of Vetschau/Wětošow
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Location of Vetschau/Wětošow within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
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Vetschau/Wětošow is located in Germany
Vetschau/Wětošow
Vetschau/Wětošow
Vetschau/Wětošow is located in Brandenburg
Vetschau/Wětošow
Vetschau/Wětošow
Coordinates: 51°46′59″N 14°04′00″E / 51.78306°N 14.06667°E / 51.78306; 14.06667Coordinates: 51°46′59″N 14°04′00″E / 51.78306°N 14.06667°E / 51.78306; 14.06667
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Subdivisions10 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorBengt Kanzler (Ind.)
Area
 • Total110.22 km2 (42.56 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,103
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
03226
Dialling codes035433
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitewww.vetschau-online.de

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DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 7,243—    
1890 8,324+0.93%
1910 8,254−0.04%
1925 8,101−0.12%
1933 7,675−0.67%
1939 7,929+0.54%
1946 10,798+4.51%
1950 10,604−0.45%
1964 11,938+0.85%
1971 13,286+1.54%
1981 13,059−0.17%
1985 12,728−0.64%
1989 12,304−0.84%
1990 12,044−2.11%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 11,534−4.23%
1992 11,392−1.23%
1993 11,283−0.96%
1994 11,198−0.75%
1995 11,170−0.25%
1996 11,188+0.16%
1997 11,139−0.44%
1998 11,113−0.23%
1999 10,956−1.41%
2000 10,744−1.94%
2001 10,470−2.55%
2002 10,192−2.66%
2003 10,025−1.64%
2004 9,778−2.46%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 9,616−1.66%
2006 9,384−2.41%
2007 9,208−1.88%
2008 9,036−1.87%
2009 8,903−1.47%
2010 8,770−1.49%
2011 8,702−0.78%
2012 8,541−1.85%
2013 8,491−0.59%
2014 8,421−0.82%
2015 8,307−1.35%
2016 8,297−0.12%
2017 8,182−1.39%

BuildingsEdit

 
Vetschau castle

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Richard Hellmann, (1876-1971), founder of Hellmann's Mayonnaise in the USA, was born in Vetschau.
  • Hans Stiebner (1898-1958), actor and theater director

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 Vetschau/Spreewald at Wikimedia Commons