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Berlin
Berlin
is both a city and one of Germany’s federal states (See: City state). Since a 2001 administrative reform, it has been made up of twelve boroughs or districts (German: Bezirke, pronounced [bəˈtsɪʁkə]), each with its own local government, though all boroughs are subject to Berlin’s city and state government. Each borough is governed by a council (Bezirksamt) with five councillors (Bezirksstadträte) and a borough mayor (Bezirksbürgermeister). The borough council is elected by the borough assembly (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung). The borough governments' power is limited, and subordinate to the Berlin
Berlin
Senate. The borough mayors form a council of mayors (Rat der Bürgermeister, led by the city's governing mayor), which advises the Senate.

Contents

1 History 2 Boroughs 3 Administration 4 Coats of arms 5 Localities 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Main article: Greater Berlin
Berlin
Act

Twenty-three former boroughs (1990–2000)

Each borough is made up of several officially recognized subdistricts or neighborhoods (Ortsteile in German, sometimes called quarters in English). These neighborhoods typically have a historical identity as former independent cities, villages, or rural municipalities that were united in 1920 as part of the Greater Berlin
Berlin
Act, forming the basis for the present-day city and state. The neighborhoods do not have their own governmental bodies, but are recognized by the city and the boroughs for planning and statistical purposes. Berliners often identify more with the neighborhood where they live than with the borough that governs them. The neighborhoods are further subdivided into statistical tracts, which are mainly used for planning and statistical purposes. The statistical tracts correspond roughly but not exactly with neighbourhoods recognized by residents. When Greater Berlin
Berlin
was established in 1920, the city was organized into twenty boroughs, most of which were named after their largest component neighborhood, often a former city or municipality; others, such as Kreuzberg
Kreuzberg
and Prenzlauer Berg, were named for geographic features. By 2000, Berlin
Berlin
comprised twenty-three boroughs, as three new boroughs had been created in East Berlin. Today Berlin
Berlin
is divided into twelve boroughs (Bezirke), reduced from twenty-three boroughs before Berlin's 2001 administrative reform. Boroughs[edit] An administrative reform in 2001 merged the existing boroughs into the current 12 boroughs, as listed below.[1]

Borough Population 31 March 2010 Area in km² Density per km² Map

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf 319,628 64.72 4,878

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg 268,225 20.16 13,187

Lichtenberg 259,881 52.29 4,952

Marzahn-Hellersdorf 248,264 61.74 4,046

Mitte 332,919 39.47 8,272

Neukölln 310,283 44.93 6,804

Pankow 366,441 103.01 3,476

Reinickendorf 240,454 89.46 2,712

Spandau 223,962 91.91 2,441

Steglitz-Zehlendorf 293,989 102.50 2,818

Tempelhof-Schöneberg 335,060 53.09 6,256

Treptow-Köpenick 241,335 168.42 1,406

Administration[edit] The borough government is part of the two-stage administration of the Berlin
Berlin
city-state, whereby the Senate and its affiliated agencies, institutions and municipal enterprises form the first stage of the so-called Hauptverwaltung (central administration). On second position, the boroughs enjoy a certain grade of autonomy—though in no way comparable to the German Landkreise districts or independent cities, nor even to the local government of a common municipality as a legal entity, as according to the Berlin
Berlin
Constitution the legal status of the city as a German state itself is that of a unified municipality (Einheitsgemeinde). The power of the borough governments is limited and their performance of assigned tasks is subject to a regulatory supervision by the Senate. Nevertheless, the twelve self-governing boroughs have constitutional status and are themselves subdivided into two administrative bodies: each is governed by the borough assembly (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung, BVV) and a full-time borough council (Bezirksamt), consisting of four councilors (Bezirksstadträte) and headed by a borough mayor (Bezirksbürgermeister). The BVV assembly is directly elected by the borough's population and therefore acts as a borough parliament, though it is officially part of the executive. It elects the members of the borough council, checks its daily administration and is able to make applications and recommendations. The twelve borough mayors regularly meet in the Council of Mayors (Rat der Bürgermeister), led by the city's Governing Mayor; the council answers to and advises the Senate. The localities have no local government bodies, and the administrative duties of the former locality representative, the Ortsvorsteher, were taken over by the borough mayors. Coats of arms[edit]

The mural crown of the coats of arms of Berliner Bezirke

All the coats of arms of Berliner boroughs (the current as the ones in the period 1990-2001) have some common points: The shield has a Spanish form and the coronet is represented by a mural crown: 3 towers in red bricks with the coat of arms of Berlin
Berlin
in the middle. Most of the coats of arms of current boroughs [2] have changed some elements in their field: Some of them have created a "fusion" of themes of the merged Bezirke (Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Lichtenberg, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Tempelhof-Schöneberg); others have modified their themes taken from one of the two (or more) former merged boroughs (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Mitte
Mitte
and Treptow-Köpenick). Only the unchanged boroughs of Neukölln, Reinickendorf
Reinickendorf
and Spandau
Spandau
haven't changed their field. The coat of arms of Pankow
Pankow
was created with a new design in 2008, having been the only district without an emblem for 7 years.

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Lichtenberg

Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Mitte

Neukölln

Pankow

Reinickendorf

Spandau

Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Treptow-Köpenick

Localities[edit] As of 2012, the twelve boroughs are made up of a total of 96 officially recognized localities (Ortsteile). Almost all of them are further subdivided into several other zones (defined in German as Ortslagen, Teile, Stadtviertel, Orte etc.). The largest Ortsteil is Köpenick
Köpenick
(34.9 km2 or 13.5 sq mi), the smallest one is Hansaviertel
Hansaviertel
(53 ha or 130 acres). The most populated is Neukölln
Neukölln
(154,127 inhabitants in 2009), the least populated is Malchow (450 inhabitants in 2008).[3]

(01) Mitte

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0101) Mitte 10.70 79,582 7,445

(0102) Moabit 7.72 69,425 8,993

(0103) Hansaviertel 0.53 5,889 11,111

(0104) Tiergarten 5.17 12,486 2,415

(0105) Wedding 9.23 76,363 8,273

(0106) Gesundbrunnen                                 6.13 82,729 13,496

(02) Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0201) Friedrichshain
Friedrichshain
                                  9.78 114,050 11,662

(0202) Kreuzberg 10.40 147,227 14,184

(03) Pankow

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0301) Prenzlauer Berg 11.00 142,319 12,991

(0302) Weißensee 7.93 45,485 5,736

(0303) Blankenburg 6.03 6,550 1,086

(0304) Heinersdorf 3.95 6,580 1,666

(0305) Karow 6.65 18,258 2,746

(0306) Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow
Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow
            5.68 1,166 205

(0307) Pankow 5.66 55,854 9,868

(0308) Blankenfelde 13.40 1,917 144

(0309) Buch 18.20 13,188 727

(0310) Französisch Buchholz 12.00 18,766 1,560

(0311) Niederschönhausen 6.49 26,903 4,145

(0312) Rosenthal 4.90 8,933 1,823

(0313) Wilhelmsruh 1.37 7,216 5,267

(04) Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0401) Charlottenburg 10.60 118,704 11,198

(0402) Wilmersdorf 7.16 92,815 12,963

(0403) Schmargendorf 3.59 19,750 5,501

(0404) Grunewald 22.30 10,014 448

(0405) Westend 13.50 37,883 2,800

(0406) Charlottenburg-Nord
Charlottenburg-Nord
                        6.20 17,327 2,795

(0407) Halensee 1.27 13,966 10,997

(05) Spandau

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0501) Spandau 8.03 33,433 4,164

(0502) Haselhorst 4.73 13,668 2,891

(0503) Siemensstadt 5.66 11,388 2,012

(0504) Staaken 10.90 41,470 3,810

(0505) Gatow 10.10 3,908 386

(0506) Kladow 14.80 13,628 922

(0507) Hakenfelde 20.40 26,337 1,292

(0508) Falkenhagener Feld
Falkenhagener Feld
                        6.88 34,778 5,056

(0509) Wilhelmstadt 10.40 37,080 3,558

(06) Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0601) Steglitz 6.79 70,555 10,391

(0602) Lichterfelde                                       18.20 78,338 4,300

(0603) Lankwitz 6.99 40,385 5,778

(0604) Zehlendorf 18.80 57,902 3,075

(0605) Dahlem 8.39 14,966 1,784

(0606) Nikolassee 19.60 15,899 811

(0607) Wannsee 23.70 9,044 382

(07) Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0701) Schöneberg
Schöneberg
                                      10.60 116,743 11,003

(0702) Friedenau 1.65 26,736 16,204

(0703) Tempelhof 12.20 54,382 4,458

(0704) Mariendorf 9.38 48,882 5,211

(0705) Marienfelde 9.15 30,151 3,295

(0706) Lichtenrade 10.10 49,451 4,896

(08) Neukölln

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0801) Neukölln 11.70 154,127 13,173

(0802) Britz 12.40 38,334 3,091

(0803) Buckow 6.35 38,018 5,987

(0804) Rudow 11.80 41,040 3,478

(0805) Gropiusstadt
Gropiusstadt
                                      2.66 35,844 13,475

(09) Treptow-Köpenick

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(0901) Alt-Treptow 2.31 10,426 4,513

(0902) Plänterwald 3.01 10,618 3,528

(0903) Baumschulenweg 4.82 16,780 3,481

(0904) Johannisthal 6.54 17,650 2,699

(0905) Niederschöneweide
Niederschöneweide
                          3.49 10,043 2,878

(0906) Altglienicke 7.89 26,101 3,308

(0907) Adlershof 6.11 15,112 2,473

(0908) Bohnsdorf 6.52 10,751 1,649

(0909) Oberschöneweide 6.18 17,094 2,766

(0910) Köpenick 34.90 59,201 1,695

(0911) Friedrichshagen 14.00 17,285 1,233

(0912) Rahnsdorf 21.50 8,891 414

(0913) Grünau 9.13 5,482 600

(0914) Müggelheim 22.20 6,350 286

(0915) Schmöckwitz 17.10 4,117 240

(10) Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(1001) Marzahn 19.50 102,398 5,240

(1002) Biesdorf 12.40 24,543 1,973

(1003) Kaulsdorf 8.81 18,732 2,126

(1004) Mahlsdorf 12.90 26,852 2,075

(1005) Hellersdorf
Hellersdorf
                                        8.10 72,602 8,963

(11) Lichtenberg

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(1101) Friedrichsfelde 5.55 50,010 9,011

(1102) Karlshorst 6.60 21,329 3,232

(1103) Lichtenberg 7.22 32,295 4,473

(1104) Falkenberg 3.06 1,164 380

(1106) Malchow 1.54 450 292

(1107) Wartenberg 6.92 2,433 352

(1109) Neu-Hohenschönhausen
Neu-Hohenschönhausen
                  5.16 53,698 10,407

(1110) Alt-Hohenschönhausen 9.33 41,780 4,478

(1111) Fennpfuhl 2.12 30,932 14,591

(1112) Rummelsburg 4.52 17,567 3,887

Codes 1105 and 1108 (this one to former Hohenschönhausen
Hohenschönhausen
locality) are not assigned

(12) Reinickendorf

Locality Area in km² Population as of 2008 Density inhabitants per km² Map

(1201) Reinickendorf 10.50 72,859 6,939

(1202) Tegel 33.70 33,417 992

(1203) Konradshöhe 2.20 5,997 2,726

(1204) Heiligensee 10.70 17,641 1,649

(1205) Frohnau 7.80 17,025 2,183

(1206) Hermsdorf 6.10 16,503 2,705

(1207) Waidmannslust 2.30 10,022 4,357

(1208) Lübars 5.00 4,915 983

(1209) Wittenau 5.87 22,696 3,866

(1210) Märkisches Viertel
Märkisches Viertel
                            3.20 35,206 11,002

(1211) Borsigwalde
Borsigwalde
                            2.03 6,432 3,168

See also[edit]

Berlin
Berlin
portal Germany
Germany
portal European Union portal

Politics of Berlin Berlin
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Police

Boroughs of Berlin
Berlin
– book References[edit]

^ (in German) Boroughs, Localities, and Statistical Tracts from Berlin's Statistical Office Archived January 27, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ (in German) Coats of arms of Berliner boroughs on www.berlin.de Archived April 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. ^ (in German) Statistics for Berliner Ortsteile

External links[edit]

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Boroughs and neighborhoods of Berlin

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Nord Grunewald Halensee Schmargendorf Westend Wilmersdorf

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Friedrichshain Kreuzberg

Lichtenberg

Alt-Hohenschönhausen Falkenberg Fennpfuhl Friedrichsfelde Karlshorst Lichtenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Rummelsburg Wartenberg

Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Biesdorf Hellersdorf Kaulsdorf Mahlsdorf Marzahn

Mitte

Gesundbrunnen Hansaviertel Mitte Moabit Tiergarten Wedding

Neukölln

Britz Buckow Gropiusstadt Neukölln Rudow

Pankow

Blankenburg Blankenfelde Buch Französisch Buchholz Heinersdorf Karow Niederschönhausen Pankow Prenzlauer Berg Rosenthal Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow Weißensee Wilhelmsruh

Reinickendorf

Borsigwalde Frohnau Heiligensee Hermsdorf Konradshöhe Lübars Märkisches Viertel Reinickendorf Tegel Waidmannslust Wittenau

Spandau

Falkenhagener Feld Gatow Hakenfelde Haselhorst Kladow Siemensstadt Spandau Staaken Wilhelmstadt

Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Dahlem Lankwitz Lichterfelde Nikolassee Steglitz Wannsee Zehlendorf

Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Friedenau Lichtenrade Mariendorf Marienfelde Schöneberg Tempelhof

Treptow-Köpenick

Adlershof Alt-Treptow Altglienicke Baumschulenweg Bohnsdorf Friedrichshagen Grünau Johannisthal Köpenick Müggelheim Niederschöneweide Oberschöneweide Plänterwald Rahnsdorf Schmöckwitz

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