Oder-Spree

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Oder-Spree
Flag of Oder-Spree
Flag
Coat of arms of Oder-Spree
Coat of arms
Brandenburg LOS.svg
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°13′N 14°17′E / 52.217°N 14.283°E / 52.217; 14.283
Country Germany
StateBrandenburg
CapitalBeeskow
Area
 • Total2,242 km2 (866 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total178,849
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationLOS
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Oder-Spree is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Brandenburg, Germany.

The district is named after the two major rivers in the district - the Spree, and the Oder river which is the eastern border.

History[change | change source]

The district was created in 1993 by joining the districts of Eisenhüttenstadt, Beeskow and Fürstenwalde, and the independent city Eisenhüttenstadt.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows symbols for the three old districts which make up the district. In the topleft quarter is the coat of arms of the Bishops of Lebus, who had their seat in Fürstenwalde. The second quarter shows the chequered bar of the Cistercian Order as the symbol of the Abbey of Neuzelle. Until 1817 the abbey owned most of the territory which later became the district of Eisenhüttenstadt. The two quarters in the bottom symbolize the former district Beeskow. The three knives in the left are the symbol of the Lords of Strehla, the deer antler the symbol of the Lords of Biberstein, who in 1317 took over from the Lords of Strehla as the owners of Beeskow and Storkow.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Amt-free towns Ämter
  1. Beeskow
  2. Eisenhüttenstadt
  3. Erkner
  4. Friedland
  5. Fürstenwalde
  6. Storkow


Amt-free municipalities

  1. Grünheide
  2. Rietz-Neuendorf
  3. Schöneiche
  4. Steinhöfel
  5. Tauche
  6. Woltersdorf

1. Brieskow-Finkenheerd

  1. Brieskow-Finkenheerd1
  2. Groß Lindow
  3. Vogelsang
  4. Wiesenau
  5. Ziltendorf

2. Neuzelle

  1. Lawitz
  2. Neißemünde
  3. Neuzelle1

3. Odervorland

  1. Berkenbrück
  2. Briesen1
  3. Jacobsdorf
  4. Madlitz-Wilmersdorf

4. Scharmützelsee

  1. Bad Saarow1
  2. Diensdorf-Radlow
  3. Langewahl
  4. Reichenwalde
  5. Wendisch Rietz

5. Schlaubetal

  1. Grunow-Dammendorf
  2. Mixdorf
  3. Müllrose1, 2
  4. Ragow-Merz
  5. Schlaubetal
  6. Siehdichum

6. Spreenhagen

  1. Gosen-Neu Zittau
  2. Rauen
  3. Spreenhagen1
1seat of the Amt; 2town

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2016 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2016.

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