|Height :||130 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||13.86 km²|
|Residents :||650 (December 31, 2008)|
|Population density :||47 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||January 1, 2010|
|Postal code :||39356|
|Area code :||039055|
Behnsdorf is surrounded by agricultural land in a valley basin of the Flechtinger ridge . While the town center is 130 meters above sea level, in the immediate vicinity is the 154-meter-high Flechtinger Berg, one of the highest peaks of the Flechtinger ridge. The river Lohne, which flows through the village to the north, has its source in the south of Behnsdorf . The state road L 43 runs through the village, which connects it with Flechtingen (six kilometers east) and via the neighboring town of Siestedt with Weferlingen (seven kilometers west). The district town of Haldensleben is 20 kilometers away. The Flechtinger Forest extends in the immediate vicinity to the east.
The current district of Behnsdorf was an independent municipality until the end of 2009. Since the end of the Thirty Years' War it was in the territory ruled by Brandenburg-Prussia . In the course of the Prussian administrative reform of 1815, Behnsdorf was incorporated into the Gardelegen district and in 1910 had 863 inhabitants. Until 1939 the population changed only slightly to 831. In April 1945, at the end of the Second World War , the place was initially in the area conquered by the US Army, but was transferred to the Soviet occupation zone on July 1, 1945 . With the GDR territorial reform of 1952, Behnsdorf came to the Haldensleben district in the Magdeburg district . After German reunification in 1990, the municipality belonged to the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt and was incorporated into the newly formed Ohrekreis in 1994 and in the Börde district in 2007 . As part of the municipal reform of 2008, Behnsdorf merged with other municipalities on January 1, 2010 to form the newly formed municipality of Flechtingen. The last mayor of Behnsdorf was Hans Christian Walther, who worked on a voluntary basis and was last elected on February 24, 2008 with 100 percent of the votes cast.
coat of arms
The flag of the place with the applied coat of arms is striped green and white.
The coat of arms was designed by the Magdeburg municipal heraldist Jörg Mantzsch and approved on March 7, 1996 by the Magdeburg Regional Council. According to the area change agreement of June 23, 2009 § 1 paragraph 7, the district may continue to use its previous coat of arms.
Culture and sights
The Behnsdorfer Friedhof contains the graves of an unknown Soviet prisoner of war, a Polish forced laborer known by name and a French forced laborer, and an unknown American aviator. The Behnsdorf war memorial is also located in the village .
The figure of "Fiesmeier" is associated with Behnsdorf as with other places in the region. He is a man adorned with birch leaves, flowers and bells who dances through the village on Pentecost morning with royal children. In the past, the royal children collected food such as eggs and sausages, with which a festival was held for the whole village in the afternoon. Later, instead of the food, money was raised for a children's party. There is a small and a large Fiesmeier, the large farmers were responsible for the design of the large Fiesmeier and the small farmers for the small Fiesmeier.
- Wilhelm Vatke (1806–1882), theologian, born in Behnsdorf