Weisen is a municipality in the Prignitz district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It consists of the main village Weisen, the small settlement Waldhaus and the village Schilde.

Weisen
Location of Weisen within Prignitz district
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Weisen is located in Germany
Weisen
Weisen
Weisen is located in Brandenburg
Weisen
Weisen
Coordinates: 53°01′59″N 11°46′59″E / 53.03306°N 11.78306°E / 53.03306; 11.78306Coordinates: 53°01′59″N 11°46′59″E / 53.03306°N 11.78306°E / 53.03306; 11.78306
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictPrignitz
Municipal assoc.Bad Wilsnack/Weisen
Government
 • MayorDavid Leu
Area
 • Total15.60 km2 (6.02 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total967
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
19322
Dialling codes03877
Vehicle registrationPR

GeographyEdit

Weisen is located between the towns of Wittenberge in the southwest and Perleberg in the northeast, from which Weisen is separated by a forest. The south border of Weisen is marked by the Stepenitz river with the municipality of Breese on the other side. The west border corresponds roughly to the Berlin–Hamburg Railway. The village of Schilde constitutes the northern part of the municipality of Weisen. North of Schilde is Dergenthin, which belongs to Perleberg.

The German federal highway 189 crosses between the villages Weisen and Schilde. The village of Weisen has a train stop on the Wittenberge–Wittstock–Berlin railway.

Weisen is situated in the Elbe Urstromtal. Parts of the municipality belong to the UNESCO biosphere reserve Elbe river landscape.

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)
Weisen: Population development
within the current boundaries (2013)[2]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 653—    
1890 629−0.25%
1910 705+0.57%
1925 932+1.88%
1933 1,084+1.91%
1939 1,559+6.24%
1946 1,898+2.85%
1950 1,853−0.60%
1964 1,579−1.14%
1971 1,387−1.84%
1981 1,182−1.59%
1985 1,144−0.81%
1989 1,142−0.04%
1990 1,131−0.96%
1991 1,099−2.83%
1992 1,118+1.73%
1993 1,127+0.81%
1994 1,132+0.44%
1995 1,177+3.98%
1996 1,160−1.44%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 1,184+2.07%
1998 1,161−1.94%
1999 1,159−0.17%
2000 1,182+1.98%
2001 1,156−2.20%
2002 1,163+0.61%
2003 1,133−2.58%
2004 1,117−1.41%
2005 1,126+0.81%
2006 1,108−1.60%
2007 1,084−2.17%
2008 1,057−2.49%
2009 1,047−0.95%
2010 1,038−0.86%
2011 1,016−2.12%
2012 1,005−1.08%
2013 1,004−0.10%
2014 988−1.59%
2015 979−0.91%
2016 968−1.12%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2019". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons