Fehrbellin

Fehrbellin is a municipality in Germany, located 60 km NW of Berlin. It had 9,310 inhabitants as of 2005, but has since declined to 8,606 inhabitants in 2012.

Fehrbellin

Coat of arms
Location of Fehrbellin within Ostprignitz-Ruppin district
Fehrbellin
Fehrbellin
Coordinates: 52°47′59″N 12°46′00″E
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOstprignitz-Ruppin
Government
  MayorUte Behnicke
Area
  Total269.06 km2 (103.88 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total8,948
  Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16833
Dialling codes033932
Vehicle registrationOPR
Websitewww.fehrbellin.de

History

In 1675, the Battle of Fehrbellin was fought there, in which the troops of Brandenburg-Prussia defeated those of the occupying Swedish Empire. In 1758 during the Seven Years' War Prussian and Swedish forces clashed at the Battle of Fehrbellin (1758).

One of the most important skydiving dropzones of Germany is located at the local airport.

Municipal divisions

  • Fehrbellin
  • Betzin
  • Brunne
  • Dechtow
  • Deutschhof
  • Hakenberg
  • Karwesee
  • Königshorst
  • Langen
  • Lentzke
  • Linum
  • Manker
  • Protzen
  • Tarmow
  • Walchow
  • Wall
  • Wustrau-Altfriesack

Wustrau and Altfriesack were amalgamated in 1970. With 1221 residents, the combined municipal division is the largest in the municipality. Altfriesack lies between the Ruppiner See and the Bützsee and belonged to Alt Ruppin until 1872. By area, Fehrbellin is the second-largest rural municipality ("Gemeinde") in Germany, trailing only Nuthe-Urstromtal.

Demography

Fehrbellin: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[2]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 12,109    
1890 11,107−0.57%
1910 9,758−0.65%
1925 10,121+0.24%
1933 10,248+0.16%
1939 10,271+0.04%
1946 16,383+6.90%
1950 15,639−1.16%
1964 11,807−1.99%
1971 11,582−0.27%
1981 10,369−1.10%
1985 10,163−0.50%
1989 10,061−0.25%
1990 9,863−1.97%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 9,590−2.77%
1992 9,744+1.61%
1993 9,930+1.91%
1994 9,685−2.47%
1995 9,618−0.69%
1996 9,649+0.32%
1997 9,725+0.79%
1998 9,791+0.68%
1999 9,863+0.74%
2000 9,718−1.47%
2001 9,600−1.21%
2002 9,509−0.95%
2003 9,463−0.48%
2004 9,330−1.41%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 9,278−0.56%
2006 9,152−1.36%
2007 9,028−1.35%
2008 8,973−0.61%
2009 8,917−0.62%
2010 8,771−1.64%
2011 8,595−2.01%
2012 8,606+0.13%
2013 8,670+0.74%
2014 8,784+1.31%
2015 8,829+0.51%
2016 8,849+0.23%
2017 8,886+0.42%
2018 8,948+0.70%

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