borough of Berlin, Germany
Pankow [ˈpaŋkoː] is one of the new borough of Berlin. In 2001, the old borough of Pankow was merged (joined) with the former boroughs of Prenzlauer Berg and Weißensee.
It has an area of 103.07 km2 (39.8 sq mi) and about 347,100 inhabitants. Pankow's current mayor is Matthias Koehne (SPD).
Between 1945 and 1960 many members of the government of East Germany lived in the Majakowskiring district of Pankow. Western writers often called Pankow capital of East Germany, or used Pankow as shorthand for the East German government.
The Rykestrasse Synagogue Germany's largest synagogue, is located in the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood of the Pankow district.
Coordinates: 52°34′N 13°24′E / 52.567°N 13.400°E