Woltersdorf, Brandenburg

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Woltersdorf
New commune center with the town hall in the background
Woltersdorf, Brandenburg is located in Germany
Woltersdorf
Coordinates: 52°26′52″N 13°45′26″E / 52.44778°N 13.75722°E / 52.44778; 13.75722Coordinates: 52°26′52″N 13°45′26″E / 52.44778°N 13.75722°E / 52.44778; 13.75722
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOder-Spree
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Höhne (Ind.)
Area
 • Total9.12 km2 (3.52 sq mi)
Elevation50 m (160 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,812
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes15569
Dialling codes03362
Vehicle registrationLOS
Websitewoltersdorf-schleuse.de
 
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Woltersdorf
New commune center with the town hall in the background
Woltersdorf, Brandenburg is located in Germany
Woltersdorf
Coordinates: 52°26′52″N 13°45′26″E / 52.44778°N 13.75722°E / 52.44778; 13.75722Coordinates: 52°26′52″N 13°45′26″E / 52.44778°N 13.75722°E / 52.44778; 13.75722
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOder-Spree
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Höhne (Ind.)
Area
 • Total9.12 km2 (3.52 sq mi)
Elevation50 m (160 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,812
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes15569
Dialling codes03362
Vehicle registrationLOS
Websitewoltersdorf-schleuse.de

Woltersdorf is a municipality in the Oder-Spree district in Brandenburg. It is often referred to as "near Berlin" (German: "bei Berlin") or "near Erkner" (German: "bei Erkner") as there are a number of other places bearing the same name in Germany.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is located at the three lakes Flakensee, Kalksee and the Bauernsee, between Schöneiche, the Berlin forest and Erkner. Beside its touristic relevance, Woltesdorf is also known for its "unique educational conception" (newspaper "Neue Zürcher Zeitung", 2006-08-07).

Bordering municipalities[edit]

Woltersdorf borders (in clockwise direction, starting in north) on Rüdersdorf, Erkner, Berlin and Schöneiche.

History[edit]

Demography[edit]

At the time of the German reunification 4,790 people lived in Woltersdorf. Since. the population of Woltersdorf has risen from 6,800 (2001) to nearly 8,000 (2010). Today, Woltersdorf is the youngest commune in the Oder-Spree district: More than 12% of the population is younger than 15 years.

Politics[edit]

The City Council has 18 members, one however has not accepted his seat which remains vacant.

(Election 2008)

Famous Persons[edit]

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