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|Height :||27 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||42.87 km 2|
|Residents:||598 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||14 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||14715|
|Area code :||033874|
|License plate :||HVL, NAU, RN|
|Community key :||12 0 63 165|
|Community structure:||3 districts and a living space|
|Office administration address:||Fouqué-Platz 3
|Mayoress :||Franziska Blask|
|Location of the municipality of Kotzen in the Havelland district|
Kotzen is about 14 km east of Rathenow . The community is located approx. 70 km west of Berlin . It is located on the B 188 (district Rhinsmühlen ) and on both sides of the Great Havelland main canal .
The districts belong to the municipality of Kotzen
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and the inhabited part of the municipality
The place name is of Slavic origin and means "place where hairy plants grow". In the Middle Ages, to the west of Landin, there was Landin Castle on the Teufelsberg , the only known hilltop castle in the area. Kotzen was first mentioned in 1352 under the name Cozym . In 1353 the current district of Landin was mentioned in a document as a property of the von Bredow family . The Kotzen castle and estate were owned by the von Stechow family from the 14th century until they were expropriated by the land reform in the Soviet occupation zone .
The district Kriele was probably founded by immigrants from the Rhineland (probably Kriel near Cologne), its first documentary mention comes from the 13th century.
Kotzen, Kriele and Landin belonged to the Westhavelland district in the Prussian province of Brandenburg since 1817 and to the Rathenow district in the GDR district of Potsdam from 1952 . Since 1993, the places have been in the Havelland district in Brandenburg.
In the course of the Brandenburg municipal area reform , the villages of Kotzen, Kriele and Landin merged on October 26, 2003 to form the municipality of Kotzen.
Territory of the respective year, number of inhabitants: as of December 31 (from 1991), from 2011 based on the 2011 census
The Kotzen community council consists of eight community representatives and the honorary mayor. The local election on May 26, 2019 resulted in the following distribution of seats:
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|Interest group Landin||2|
|Individual applicant Tobias Hünicke||1|
- 2003–2014: Marlies Ossenbühl
- 2014–2019: Thomas Behlke (Village-Nature-Culture voter group)
- since 2019: Franziska Blask
Blask was elected in the mayoral election on June 16, 2019 with 57.0% of the valid votes for a term of five years.
In the list of architectural monuments in Kotzen (Havelland) are the monuments entered in the list of monuments of the state of Brandenburg. Other sights are:
- Centennial oaks and locust trees in puke
- Oak alley in Kotzen
- Deer enclosure puke
- Viewpoint Hoher Rott in Kotzen
- Church in Kriele, the oldest surviving brick church in the Rathenow district from the 13th century
- Church in Landin from the 18th century
- Conservation area Landiner Lake
- Landscape protection area Am Teufelsberg
- Burgwall, Landwehr and pump works in Landin
Economy and Infrastructure
The federal highway 188 between Rathenow and Friesack runs through the municipality.
From April 2, 1900 to 1945, Kotzen was a stop at the Rathenow-Senzke-Nauen district railway .
In the spring of 2009, the home and sports club Kotzen was founded.
- Max von Bredow (1817–1893), politician, landowner and colonel
- Karl Klaus von der Betten (1833–1865), explorer and traveler to Africa , born in Kotzen
- Hedwig von Bredow (1853–1932), long-time chairwoman of the women's association of the German Colonial Society , born in Kotzen
- Max von Bredow (1855–1918), politician and landowner
- Population in the State of Brandenburg according to municipalities, offices and municipalities not subject to official registration on December 31, 2019 (XLSX file; 223 KB) (updated official population figures) ( help on this ).
- Service the state administration Brandenburg. Kotzen community
- Elisabeth Berner, "Where are you going here after Kotzen?" - Names as the subject of teaching projects in lower secondary level in: Region - Language - Literature, Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2017, pp. 105–125
- Sebastian children, Haik Thomas Porada (ed.): The Havelland around Rathenow and Premnitz . A regional study. Landscapes in Germany Values of the German Homeland , Volume 74. Böhlau, Cologne / Weimar / Vienna 2017, ISBN 978-3-412-22297-0 , pp. 240–241.
- StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 2003
- Historical municipality register of the state of Brandenburg 1875 to 2005. District Havelland . Pp. 14-17
- Population in the state of Brandenburg from 1991 to 2015 according to independent cities, districts and municipalities , Table 7
- Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg (Ed.): Statistical report AI 7, A II 3, A III 3. Population development and population status in the state of Brandenburg (respective editions of the month of December)
- Result of the local election on May 26, 2019
- Local elections October 26, 2003. Mayoral elections , p. 25
- Result of the mayoral election on May 25, 2014
- Section 73 of the Brandenburg Local Election Act
- Result of the mayoral election on June 16, 2019