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Oberhavel is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of Brandenburg, Germany. Area 1797 km², population 192,400 (2001). The district's capital is Oranienburg.

The district is located along the upper course of the Havel river from its source to the outskirts of Berlin. The north is characterised by many lakes including the Stechlin[?] lake, which is well known due to a novel by Theodor Fontane called "Der Stechlin".

Towns in the district: Oranienburg, Fürstenberg[?], Zehdenick[?], Gransee[?], Liebenwalde[?], Hennigsdorf[?].

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