|Population density:||4,925 inhabitants per km²|
|Mayor of Borough:||Christina Emmrich (The Left)|
|Parliament of Borough (BVV):||The Left Party.PDS 23, SPD 17, CDU 5, Alliance '90/The Greens 3, NPD 3, FDP 2, WASG 2 (last election 2006)|
The district contains the Tierpark Berlin in Friedrichsfelde, the larger of Berlin's two zoological gardens. Lichtenberg was also the site of the extensive headquarters complex of the Stasi, the East German intelligence service. Prior to the establishment of the GDR it housed the main office of the Soviet Military Administration in Berlin, and before that it was an officers' mess of the Wehrmacht. The complex is now the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst. The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial is on the site of the main remand prison of the Stasi. Some areas of Lichtenberg such as Weitlingstraße (street) are notorious for being a Neo-Nazi stronghold of Berlin.
Lichtenberg is divided into 10 localities:
30 June, 2008
The historic village of Lichtenberg together with neighbouring Friedrichsfelde, Karlshorst, Marzahn, Biesdorf, Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf was incorporated as the 17th borough of Berlin by the 1920 Greater Berlin Act.
In the 1970s the East German government had large pre-fabricated high-rise housing estates (Plattenbau) built in the east of the Lichtenberg borough. This area was separated off and became the new borough of Marzahn, which included Biesdorf, Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf in 1979. In 1986 this district in turn was split into the two boroughs of Marzahn and Hellersdorf in 1986, and again merged as Marzahn-Hellersdorf by the 2001 administrative reform.
The Lichtenberg borough has five twin towns:
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Lichtenberg was a borough in Berlin. Since the boundary changes of 2001, it has been a district of the new borough of Lichtenberg-Hohenschönhausen.