Neukölln


Neukölln
Arms Map
Sign of Neukölln The location of Neukölln in Berlin.
Area 44.93 km²
Inhabitants 310,283 (2010-03-31)
Population density 6,904 inhabitants per km²
Website General Info

City Hall

Phone +4930902393331 (City Hall)
Politics
Mayor of Borough Heinz Buschkowsky (SPD)
Parliament of Borough (BVV) SPD 21, CDU 17, Alliance '90/The Greens 6, FDP 3, The Left Party.PDS 3, The Greys 3, NPD 2 (last election 2006)
Map of the localities
Berlin Neukoelln.png

Neukölln is the eighth borough of Berlin, located in the southeastern part of the city and was part of the former American sector under the Four-Power occupation of the city. It features many Gründerzeit buildings and is characterized by having one of the highest percentage of immigrants in Berlin and displaying a chiefly multinational aura.

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History

Neukölln's independence ended in 1920 when it was incorporated into Berlin. See History of Neukölln (locality/Stadtteil Berlins)

From 1966 to 1975 the Gropiusstadt was built, a "Trabantenstadt" or city-within-a-city housing estate, designed by architect Walter Gropius.

Neukölln is selected as pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission Intercultural cities programme.

Demographics

As of 2010, the borough had a population of 310,283, of whom 121,000 (~40%) were of non-German ethnicity/origin. The percentage is significantly higher in the same-named locality of Neukölln. [1] The borough is known for its large Turkish, Arab and Kurdish communities, which together make up roughly 18% of the borough's population. Recently, there has been an influx of Romani people and Sub-Saharan Africans. [2]

Percentage of people with migration background[3]
Germans without migration background/Ethnic Germans 60 % (189.000)
Germans with migration background, or Foreigners/Ausländer 40 % (121.000)
Muslim/Middle Eastern origin (Turkey, Arab League, Iran etc.) 18,0 % (55.000)
non-German European origin (Russia, Poland, Greece, Serbia, Spain, France etc.) 11 % (33.000)
African background/Afro-Germans 4% (12.400)
Others(East Asians, US-Americans etc.) 6,5 % (21.000)

Subdivision

Neukölln is divided into 5 localities:

Locality
Area
(km²)
Inhabitants
Density
(Inhabitants/km²)
0801 Neukölln
11.7 150,756 12,885
0802 Britz
12.4 38,334 3,091
0803 Buckow
6.35 38,018 5,987
0804 Rudow
11.8 41,040 3,478
0805 Gropiusstadt
2.66 35,844 13,475

Personalities

References in popular culture

  • "Neuköln" (deliberately spelt with one 'l') is an instrumental piece by David Bowie, the ninth track on his 1977 album "Heroes".
  • The last track of Miss Kittin's first solo album I Com is called "Neukölln 2".
  • The German film Knallhart is set in the northern part of Neukölln.
  • The German documentary Neukölln Unlimited tells the story of three Lebanese teenagers based in Neukölln, who fight against the deportation out of Germany.

Twin cities

See also

  • Intercultural cities

References

External links

Media related to Neukölln at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°29′N 13°27′E / 52.483°N 13.45°E / 52.483; 13.45


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