Arms Map
Area is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape in the plane. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat...

103.07 km²
A population is all the organisms that both belong to the same group or species and live in the same geographical area. The area that is used to define a sexual population is such that inter-breeding is possible between any pair within the area and more probable than cross-breeding with individuals...

366,441 (2010-03-31)
Population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

3,555 inhabitants per km²
Website: Official Homepage
In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

 of Borough:
Matthias Köhne (SPD)
Parliament of Borough (BVV): SPD
Social Democratic Party of Germany
The Social Democratic Party of Germany is a social-democratic political party in Germany...

 17, Alliance '90/The Greens
Alliance '90/The Greens
Alliance '90/The Greens is a green political party in Germany, formed from the merger of the German Green Party and Alliance 90 in 1993. Its leaders are Claudia Roth and Cem Özdemir...

 13, The Left
The Left (Germany)
The Left , also commonly referred to as the Left Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Germany. The Left is the most left-wing party of the five represented in the Bundestag....

 11, CDU
Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
The Christian Democratic Union of Germany is a Christian democratic and conservative political party in Germany. It is regarded as on the centre-right of the German political spectrum...

 8, Pirates 6 (last election 2011)
Map of the localities

Pankow (ˈpaŋkoː) is the third borough
Boroughs and localities of Berlin
Berlin is both a city and one of Germany’s federal states. It is made up of twelve boroughs , each with its own borough government, though all boroughs are subject to Berlin’s city and state government.-History:Each borough is made up of several officially recognized localities...

 of Berlin
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.45 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union...

. In Berlin's 2001 administrative reform it was merged with the former boroughs of Prenzlauer Berg
Prenzlauer Berg
Prenzlauer Berg is a locality of Berlin, in the borough of Pankow.Until 2001, Prenzlauer Berg was a borough of Berlin; in that year it was included in the borough of Pankow....

 and Weißensee; the resulting borough retained the name Pankow.


The borough named after the Panke
The Panke is a small river in Brandenburg and Berlin.It is 29 km in length with its source at Bernau bei Berlin, and in Berlin is a relatively well known tributary of the Spree, into which it enters close to the Weidendammer Bridge....

 river covers the northeast of the city region, including the inner city locality of Prenzlauer Berg. It borders Mitte
Mitte is the first and most central borough of Berlin. It was created in Berlin's 2001 administrative reform by the merger of the former districts of Mitte proper, Tiergarten and Wedding; the resulting borough retained the name Mitte. It is one of the two boroughs which comprises former West and...

 and Reinickendorf
Reinickendorf is the twelfth borough of Berlin. It encompasses the northwest of the city area, including the Berlin-Tegel Airport, Lake Tegel, spacious settlements of detached houses as well as housing estates like Märkisches Viertel.-Subdivision:...

 in the west, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is the second borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former East Berlin borough of Friedrichshain and the former West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg...

 in the south, and Lichtenberg
Lichtenberg is the eleventh borough of Berlin, Germany. In Berlin's 2001 administrative reform it absorbed the former borough of Hohenschönhausen.-Overview:...

 in the east. Pankow is Berlin's largest borough by population and the second largest by area (after Treptow-Köpenick
Treptow-Köpenick is the ninth borough of Berlin, Germany, formed in Berlin's 2001 administrative reform by merging the former boroughs of Treptow and Köpenick.-Overview:...


Between 1945 and 1960, Schönhausen Palace
Schönhausen Palace
Schönhausen Palace is a Baroque palace at Niederschönhausen, in Berlin's borough of Pankow. It is surrounded by gardens through which the Panke river runs...

 and the nearby Majakowskiring
The Majakowskiring is an ellipse-shaped street in the Pankow district of Berlin, Germany, in the Niederschönhausen locality...

 street in the Niederschönhausen
Niederschönhausen is a German locality within the borough of Pankow, Berlin. It is commonly known also as "Pankow-Schönhausen".-History:...

 locality of Pankow was the home to many members of the East German government. Western writers therefore often referred to Pankow as a metonym
Metonymy is a figure of speech used in rhetoric in which a thing or concept is not called by its own name, but by the name of something intimately associated with that thing or concept...

 for the East German regime—as reflected by Udo Lindenberg
Udo Lindenberg
Udo Lindenberg is a German rock musician and composer.-Career:Lindenberg started his musical career as a drummer. In 1969 Lindenberg founded his first band Free Orbit and also appeared as a studio and guest musician . In 1970 he collaborated as a drummer with jazz-saxophonist Klaus Doldinger in...

's song Sonderzug nach Pankow
Sonderzug nach Pankow
Sonderzug nach Pankow is the title of the song of the German rock singer Udo Lindenberg released as a single on 2 February 1983....


The Rykestrasse Synagogue
Rykestrasse Synagogue
Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue, is located in the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood in the Pankow borough of Berlin. Johann Hoeniger built the synagogue in 1903/1904. It was inaugurated on 4 September 1904, on time for the holidays of and around Rosh haShana...

, Germany's largest synagogue
A synagogue is a Jewish house of prayer. This use of the Greek term synagogue originates in the Septuagint where it sometimes translates the Hebrew word for assembly, kahal...

, is located in the Prenzlauer Berg locality. The Weißensee Cemetery
Weißensee Cemetery
The Weißensee Cemetery is a Jewish cemetery located in the neighborhood of Weißensee in Berlin, Germany. It is the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery covers approximately and contains approximately 115,000 graves. It was dedicated in 1880....

 is one of the largest Jewish cemeteries
Jewish cemetery
A Jewish cemetery is a cemetery where members of the Jewish faith are buried in keeping with Jewish tradition....

 in Europe. In northern Prenzlauer Berg, the Wohnstadt ("residential town") Carl Legien
Carl Legien
Carl Legien was a German unionist, moderate Social Democratic politician and first President of the International Federation of Trade Unions.- Biography :...

is part of the Berlin Modernist Housing Estates
Modernist Housing Estates
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates consists of six subsidized housing estates that testify to innovative housing policies from 1910 to 1933, especially during the Weimar Republic, when the city of Berlin was particularly progressive socially, politically and culturally...

 UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Weißer See
Weißer See (Berlin)
Weißer See is a lake in the Weissensee district of Berlin, Germany. Its surface area is 8.3011ha and volume 360,606m3. With a depth of 10.64m it is one of the deepest areas of water in Berlin. Its dimensions are approx. 300m East-West by 350m North-South.The lake and its surrounding landscape...

 is the borough's largest natural body of water.


The Pankow borough consists of 13 localities:
  • Prenzlauer Berg
    Prenzlauer Berg
    Prenzlauer Berg is a locality of Berlin, in the borough of Pankow.Until 2001, Prenzlauer Berg was a borough of Berlin; in that year it was included in the borough of Pankow....

  • Weissensee
  • Blankenburg
    Blankenburg (Berlin)
    Blankenburg is a German locality within the borough of Pankow, Berlin. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Weißensee.-History:...

  • Heinersdorf
  • Karow
    Karow (Berlin)
    Karow is a German locality within the Berlin borough of Pankow. Until 2001 it was part of the former Weißensee borough.-History:The locality was founded in 1375 with the name of Kare...

  • Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow
    Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow
    Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow is a German locality within the Berlin borough of Pankow. Until 2001 it was part of the former Weißensee borough.-History:...

  • Pankow
    Pankow (locality)
    Pankow is a locality of Berlin in the district of Pankow. Until 2001 it was an autonomous district with the localities of Niederschönhausen, Wilhelmsruh, Rosenthal, Blankenfelde, Buch and Französisch Buchholz.-History:...

  • Blankenfelde
    Blankenfelde is a German locality within the Berlin borough of Pankow. Per population density it is the lesser one into the city .-History:...

  • Buch
    Buch (Berlin)
    Buch is a German locality within the Berlin borough of Pankow.-History:The village was founded in 1347, on Panke river, a tributary of Spree . Until 1920 Buch was a Brandenburger municipalty merged in Berlin with the "Greater Berlin Act"...

  • Französisch Buchholz
    Französisch Buchholz
    Französisch Buchholz , also known simply as Buchholz, is a German locality within the Berlin borough of Pankow.-History:...

  • Niederschönhausen
    Niederschönhausen is a German locality within the borough of Pankow, Berlin. It is commonly known also as "Pankow-Schönhausen".-History:...

  • Rosenthal
    Rosenthal (Berlin)
    Rosenthal is an affluent locality within the Berlin borough of Pankow. The old village first mentioned in a 1356 deed as Rosendalle became a part of Greater Berlin in 1920 .-Overview:The Rosenthal locality includes the Nordend neighborhood....

  • Wilhelmsruh
    Wilhelmsruh is a German locality within the borough of Pankow, Berlin. It is the littlest locality of the city after Halensee and Hansaviertel.-History:...

  • Transportation

    The Pankow locality is served by the U2
    U2 (Berlin U-Bahn)
    U2 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn. The U2 line starts at the Pankow urban rail station, runs through the eastern city centre to Potsdamer Platz, the western city centre and finally to the Ruhleben terminal station.The U2 has 29 stations and a length of...

     line of the Berlin U-Bahn
    Berlin U-Bahn
    The Berlin is a rapid transit railway in Berlin, the capital city of Germany, and is a major part of the public transport system of that city. Opened in 1902, the serves 173 stations spread across ten lines, with a total track length of , about 80% of which is underground...

     at the stations Vinetastraße
    Vinetastraße (Berlin U-Bahn)
    Vinetastraße is a Berlin U-Bahn station in the Pankow district, located on the . Like the eponymous street, it is named after the legendary town of Vineta on the Baltic Sea. The station opened in 1930 and for decades was the northern terminus of the U2, until the line was extended to the Pankow...

     and Pankow. S-Bahn
    Berlin S-Bahn
    The Berlin S-Bahn is a rapid transit system in and around Berlin, the capital city of Germany. It consists of 15 lines and is integrated with the mostly underground U-Bahn to form the backbone of Berlin's rapid transport system...

     service is available at the Berlin-Pankow, Pankow-Heinersdorf and Wollankstraße railway stations. Another connection to Berlin's inner city
    Inner city
    The inner city is the central area of a major city or metropolis. In the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, the term is often applied to the lower-income residential districts in the city centre and nearby areas...

     is also provided by the M1 line of the Berlin Straßenbahn.

    The Bundesstraße 96
    Bundesstraße 96
    The Bundesstraße 96 is a federal highway in Germany. It begins in Zittau in the Saxony, close to the border triangle between Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic, heads north through Berlin and ends in Sassnitz on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea...

    a federal highway from Berlin toward Oranienburg
    Oranienburg is a town in Brandenburg, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Oberhavel.- Geography :Oranienburg is a town located on the banks of the Havel river, 35 km north of the centre of Berlin.- Division of the town :...

     runs through the locality along Mühlenstraße and Schönholzer Straße. Furthermore Pankow can be reached via the Bundesautobahn 114
    Bundesautobahn 114
    is a motorway in the north of the German capital Berlin. It connects the A 10 starting at the Autobahndreieck Pankow over a seven kilometers distance to the main center of Berlin. The motorway was released for traffic between 1973 and 1982....

     from the Berliner Ring
    Bundesautobahn 10
    runs in Brandenburg and is an orbital motorway around Berlin and is therefore called the Berliner Ring. It should not be confused with the Berliner Stadtring ....

     at the Prenzlauer Promenade junction.

    Twin towns

    Ashkelon is a coastal city in the South District of Israel on the Mediterranean coast, south of Tel Aviv, and north of the border with the Gaza Strip. The ancient seaport of Ashkelon dates back to the Neolithic Age...

    , Israel
    The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

     since 1994 Kołobrzeg, Poland
    Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

     since 1994 Yalta
    Yalta is a city in Crimea, southern Ukraine, on the north coast of the Black Sea.The city is located on the site of an ancient Greek colony, said to have been founded by Greek sailors who were looking for a safe shore on which to land. It is situated on a deep bay facing south towards the Black...

    , Ukraine
    Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

    since 1992

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