Märkisch-Oderland

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Merkisch-Oderland
Flag of Merkisch-Oderland
Coat of arms of Merkisch-Oderland
Brandenburg mol.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°38′N 14°8′E / 52.633°N 14.133°E / 52.633; 14.133
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
CapitalSeelow
Area
 • Total2,127.7 km2 (821.5 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total197,965
 • Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMOL
Websitemaerkisch-oderland.de

Märkisch-Oderland is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Brandenburg, Germany.

Geography[change | change source]

Much of the district is mainly agricultural land, but there is a swampy area along the Oder called the Oderbruch. The Oderbruch is about 60 km (37.3 mi) in length and 17 km (10.6 mi) in width. It was partially drained in the 18th century, and people started to live in the new area.

History[change | change source]

The districts of Lebus and Oberbarnim were both created in 1816. In 1952, the districts were split into three parts, the districts Bad Freienwalde, Seelow and Strausberg. In 1993 the three parts were joined to form the current district.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the eagle of Brandenburg in the upper half. The upper half also resembles the coat of arms of the former district Oberbarnim. In the lower half are two boat-hooks and a star, both taken from the coat of arms of the former district Seelow. The wavy line on the bottom represents the Oder river.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Amt-free towns Ämter
  1. Altlandsberg
  2. Bad Freienwalde
  3. Müncheberg
  4. Seelow
  5. Strausberg
  6. Wriezen


Amt-free municipalities

  1. Fredersdorf-Vogelsdorf
  2. Hoppegarten
  3. Letschin
  4. Neuenhagen bei Berlin
  5. Petershagen-Eggersdorf
  6. Rüdersdorf bei Berlin

1. Barnim-Oderbruch
[seat: Wriezen]

  1. Bliesdorf
  2. Neulewin
  3. Neutrebbin
  4. Oderaue
  5. Prötzel
  6. Reichenow-Möglin

2. Falkenberg-Höhe

  1. Beiersdorf-Freudenberg
  2. Falkenberg1
  3. Heckelberg-Brunow
  4. Höhenland

3. Golzow

  1. Alt Tucheband
  2. Bleyen-Genschmar
  3. Golzow1
  4. Küstriner Vorland
  5. Zechin

4. Lebus

  1. Lebus1, 2
  2. Podelzig
  3. Reitwein
  4. Treplin
  5. Zeschdorf

5. Märkische Schweiz

  1. Buckow1, 2
  2. Garzau-Garzin
  3. Oberbarnim
  4. Rehfelde
  5. Waldsieversdorf

6. Neuhardenberg

  1. Gusow-Platkow
  2. Märkische Höhe
  3. Neuhardenberg1

7. Seelow-Land
[seat: Seelow]

  1. Falkenhagen
  2. Fichtenhöhe
  3. Lietzen
  4. Lindendorf
  5. Vierlinden
1seat of the Amt; 2town

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerungsentwicklung und Flächen der kreisfreien Städte, Landkreise und Gemeinden im Land Brandenburg 2021" (PDF). Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). June 2022.

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