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The location of Neukölln in Berlin.
Area: 44.93 km²
Inhabitants: 309,380 (June 2008)
Population density: 6,886 inhabitants per km²
Website: (German) official homepage
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)
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Localities of Neukölln

Neukölln is the eighth borough of Berlin, located in the southeastern part of the city. It features many Gründerzeit buildings and has one of the highest percentage of immigrants in Berlin.

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

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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 ist set in the northen 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

External links

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


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