Potsdam-Mittelmark

Potsdam-Mittelmark is a Kreis (district) in the western part of Brandenburg, Germany. Its neighbouring administrative units are (clockwise from the north) the district of Havelland, the free cities of Brandenburg and Potsdam, the state of Berlin, the district of Teltow-Fläming, and the districts of Wittenberg, Anhalt-Bitterfeld and Jerichower Land in Saxony-Anhalt.

Potsdam-Mittelmark

Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
CapitalBelzig
Area
  Total2,575.4 km2 (994.4 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total214,664
  Density83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPM
Websitepotsdam-mittelmark.de

Geography

The district includes the southern banks of the Havel river and the northern parts of the Fläming (a wooded hill chain). There are three nature parks in the district: High Fläming Nature Park, Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park and Westhavelland Nature Park.

History

The district was created in 1993 by merging the previous districts of Belzig, Brandenburg-Land and Potsdam-Land.

Demography

Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[2]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 97,780    
1890 105,144+0.49%
1910 117,118+0.54%
1925 125,508+0.46%
1933 141,531+1.51%
1939 171,777+3.28%
1946 205,184+2.57%
1950 204,933−0.03%
1964 180,055−0.92%
1971 179,936−0.01%
1981 169,676−0.59%
1985 168,383−0.19%
1989 167,394−0.15%
1990 164,964−1.45%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 163,307−1.00%
1992 163,349+0.03%
1993 164,652+0.80%
1994 167,609+1.80%
1995 171,626+2.40%
1996 175,322+2.15%
1997 181,591+3.58%
1998 188,097+3.58%
1999 193,086+2.65%
2000 196,644+1.84%
2001 198,690+1.04%
2002 200,313+0.82%
2003 201,335+0.51%
2004 202,630+0.64%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 203,477+0.42%
2006 204,007+0.26%
2007 204,510+0.25%
2008 204,277−0.11%
2009 204,594+0.16%
2010 205,070+0.23%
2011 203,391−0.82%
2012 204,388+0.49%
2013 205,520+0.55%
2014 207,498+0.96%
2015 210,910+1.64%
2016 212,207+0.61%
2017 213,214+0.47%
2018 214,664+0.68%

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is divided into four fields. The left top one shows a red eagle as the symbol of Brandenburg. The three oak-leaves in the top right both symbolize the prevalent oak forests, but also the three previous districts which were merged to form the current one. In the bottom right are two bishopric keys, which stand for the diocese of Brandenburg. The black-and-golden bars in the bottom left are the symbol of Saxony, and symbolize that the area around Belzig, Brück, Wiesenburg and Niemegk belonged to Saxony until 1815.

Towns and municipalities

Amt-free towns Ämter
  1. Beelitz
  2. Belzig
  3. Teltow
  4. Treuenbrietzen
  5. Werder (Havel)


Amt-free municipalities

  1. Groß Kreutz
  2. Kleinmachnow
  3. Kloster Lehnin
  4. Michendorf
  5. Nuthetal
  6. Schwielowsee
  7. Seddiner See
  8. Stahnsdorf
  9. Wiesenburg

1. Beetzsee

  1. Beetzsee1
  2. Beetzseeheide
  3. Havelsee2
  4. Päwesin
  5. Roskow

2. Brück

  1. Borkheide
  2. Borkwalde
  3. Brück1, 2
  4. Golzow
  5. Linthe
  6. Planebruch

3. Niemegk

  1. Mühlenfließ
  2. Niemegk1, 2
  3. Planetal
  4. Rabenstein

4. Wusterwitz

  1. Bensdorf
  2. Rosenau
  3. Wusterwitz1

5. Ziesar

  1. Buckautal
  2. Görzke
  3. Gräben
  4. Wenzlow
  5. Wollin
  6. Ziesar1, 2
1seat of the Amt; 2town

References

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