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Spandau

Spandau
Borough of Berlin
Coat of arms of Spandau
Coat of arms
Spandau  is located in Germany
Spandau
Coordinates:
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Government
 • Mayor Helmut Kleebank (SPD)
Area
 • Total 91.91 km2 (35.49 sq mi)
Population (2012-11-30)
 • Total 231,540
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Vehicle registration B
Website Official homepage

Spandau (pronounced ) is the fifth of the twelve boroughs (Bezirk) of Berlin. It is the fourth largest and westernmost borough, situated at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers and along the western bank of the Havel, but the least populated.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Subdivision 3
  • Politics 4
  • Notable people 5
  • Twin towns 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Overview

In the west it borders on the districts of Oberhavel and Havelland, and the city of Potsdam in the federal state of Brandenburg. Modern industries include metal working, chemicals and carpet manufacturing. It was the location of the notorious Spandau Prison until the prison was demolished in 1987. The British New Romantic band Spandau Ballet took their name from the Spandau borough in the British sector of former West Berlin.

The borough headquarters occupy Spandau Town Hall, built in 1913.

Demographics

As of 2010, Spandau had a population of 223,962, of whom 62,000 (27%) had a migration background or were of non-German ethnicity.[1]

Percentage of people with migration background[2]
Germans without migration background/Ethnic Germans 165,000 (73%)
Germans with migration background or foreign citizens 62,000 (27%)
Middle Eastern origin (Turkey, Arab League, Iran etc.) 20,400 (9%)
(non-German) EU-European migration background (esp. Poles, Romanians etc.) 13,600 (6%)
African background/Afro-Germans (Ghana, Nigeria, Kamerun etc.) 7,000 (3%)
Others (East Asians, Russians, Serbs etc.) 20,400 (9%)

Subdivision

Subdivisions of Spandau

Spandau is divided into 9 localities:

Politics

Allocation of seats in the borough council of Spandau

At the 2011 elections for the parliament of the borough (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung) the following parties were elected:

Notable people

Twin towns

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.statistik-berlin-brandenburg.de/Publikationen/Stat_Berichte/2011/SB_A1-5_hj02-10_BE.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.statistik-berlin-brandenburg.de/Publikationen/Stat_Berichte/2011/SB_A1-5_hj02-10_BE.pdf

External links

  • (German) Official Homepage
  • Official homepage of Berlin
  • "Unterwegs in Spandau": Sehenswürdigkeiten, News, Veranstaltungshinweise und Berichte aus Spandau
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