Ruhland

Ruhland  (Sorbian: Rólany) is a town in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Schwarze Elster, 12 km southwest of Senftenberg.

Ruhland
Town square

Coat of arms
Location of Ruhland within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
Ruhland
Ruhland
Coordinates: 51°28′00″N 13°52′00″E
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Municipal assoc.Ruhland
Government
  MayorMartin Höntsch (SPD)
Area
  Total37.12 km2 (14.33 sq mi)
Elevation
96 m (315 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total3,672
  Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01945
Dialling codes035752
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitewww.ruhland.de

Ruhland station is a major railway junction, for freight and for passenger services. The hourly 4-way connection between locomotive-hauled passenger services converging from Hoyerswerda, Cottbus, Leipzig and Dresden is a most impressive sight.

Demography

Ruhland: Population development
within the current boundaries (2018)[2]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 2,086    
1890 2,358+0.82%
1910 3,126+1.42%
1925 3,768+1.25%
1933 4,137+1.17%
1939 4,864+2.73%
1946 5,440+1.61%
1950 5,664+1.01%
1964 5,325−0.44%
1971 5,232−0.25%
1981 4,670−1.13%
1985 4,612−0.31%
1989 4,413−1.10%
1990 4,325−1.99%
1991 4,191−3.10%
1992 4,131−1.43%
1993 4,080−1.23%
1994 4,052−0.69%
1995 4,037−0.37%
1996 4,089+1.29%
1997 4,134+1.10%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1998 4,178+1.06%
1999 4,232+1.29%
2000 4,262+0.71%
2001 4,215−1.10%
2002 4,157−1.38%
2003 4,121−0.87%
2004 4,093−0.68%
2005 4,106+0.32%
2006 4,043−1.53%
2007 3,982−1.51%
2008 3,948−0.85%
2009 3,935−0.33%
2010 3,896−0.99%
2011 3,819−1.98%
2012 3,754−1.70%
2013 3,747−0.19%
2014 3,693−1.44%
2015 3,665−0.76%
2016 3,693+0.76%
2017 3,655−1.03%
2018 3,672+0.47%

References

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