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Teltow-Fläming

Teltow-Fläming
District
Flag of Teltow-Fläming
Flag
Coat of arms of Teltow-Fläming
Coat of arms
Country  Germany
State Brandenburg
Capital Luckenwalde
Area
 • Total 2,092.0 km2 (807.7 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 160,448
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration TF
Website teltow-flaeming.de

Teltow-Fläming is a Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Brandenburg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Dahme-Spreewald, Elbe-Elster, the districts Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt, the district Potsdam-Mittelmark, and the Bundesland Berlin.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demography 3
  • Miscellaneous 4
  • Coat of arms 5
  • Towns and municipalities 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

The district is named after the two main regions. The Teltow is an agricultural belt south of Berlin. The Fläming is a wooded hill chain in the south; the portion located in this district is called the Lower Fläming, while the Higher Fläming is situated in Potsdam-Mittelmark.

History

The district was formed in December 1993 by merging the previous districts Luckenwalde, Jüterbog and Zossen, but also including small parts from other former districts such as Luckau.

Demography

Miscellaneous

In the time from 1997 to 2001, the district had the biggest increase in the gross economic product of all districts of Germany with a rate of +56.1%.[2]

Flaeming-Skate is a 160 km (99 mi) long route specially for inline skating, the only such route in Germany.

Curiously, the town of Teltow is not a part of the district Teltow-Fläming, just as the town of Dahme is not a part of the district of Dahme-Spreewald.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms show the eagle of Brandenburg to the left, as the margraves of Brandenburg began to rule the northern and northwestern part of the district in the 13th century. To the right is a staff of an abbot. It symbolizes the clerical state of Magdeburg, to which the southern and middle part of the district belonged. The black-and-white checkered bottom derives from the coat of arms of the family of Torgow, who owned the area around Zossen until 1478.

After the creation of the new district a public contest was held to create a coat of arms for the district. Out of ten proposals the parliament of the district selected the one made by the designer Horst Nehls from Merow. The coat of arms were officially granted by ministry of interior of Brandenburg on November 21, 1996.

Towns and municipalities

Amt-free towns Amt-free municipalities Amt
  1. Baruth/Mark
  2. Jüterbog
  3. Luckenwalde
  4. Ludwigsfelde
  5. Trebbin
  6. Zossen
  1. Am Mellensee
  2. Blankenfelde-Mahlow
  3. Großbeeren
  4. Niederer Fläming
  5. Niedergörsdorf
  6. Nuthe-Urstromtal
  7. Rangsdorf

1. Dahme/Mark

  1. Dahme1, 2
  2. Dahmetal
  3. Ihlow


1seat of the Amt; 2town

References

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2013 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)".  

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Flaeming-Skate

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