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Area: 20.16 km²
Inhabitants: 267.263 (2007)
Population density: 13.257 inhabitants per km²
Website: official homepage
Mayor of Borough: Franz Schulz (Alliance '90/The Greens)
Parliament of Borough (BVV): Alliance '90/The Greens 20, SPD 15, The Left Party.PDS 10, CDU 5, WASG 3 , FDP 2 (last election 2006)

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. The historic Oberbaumbrücke links both districts across the river Spree as the new borough's landmark.

The counterculture tradition especially of Kreuzberg led to a plurality of votes for the Green Party, which is unique among all Berlin boroughs. The local MP Hans-Christian Ströbele is the only Green politician directly elected to the federal Bundestag parliament.


Twin town

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