Frohburg

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Frohburg
Saint Michael Church
Saint Michael Church
Coat of arms of Frohburg
Coat of arms
Frohburg   is located in Germany
Frohburg
Frohburg
Coordinates: 51°3′22″N 12°33′18″E / 51.05611°N 12.55500°E / 51.05611; 12.55500Coordinates: 51°3′22″N 12°33′18″E / 51.05611°N 12.55500°E / 51.05611; 12.55500
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Leipzig
Subdivisions 18
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Hiensch
Area
 • Total 108.06 km2 (41.72 sq mi)
Elevation 176 m (577 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,347
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04654
Dialling codes 034348
Vehicle registration L
Website www.frohburg.de

Frohburg is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 11 km northeast of Altenburg, and 34 km southeast of Leipzig. It includes the village of Flößberg.

History[edit]

During World War II, there was a satellite camp of Buchenwald concentration camp just outside the village of Flößberg. The slave labor camp was a factory of the Leipzig-based arms manufacturer, Hugo Schneider AG (HASAG).[2]

Geography and Transport[edit]

Geography[edit]

Frohburg lies approximately halfway between Leipzig and Chemnitz, ca. 35 km south of Leipzig and 10 km south of Borna. The stream Wyhra flows through Frohburg.

Transport[edit]

The B 95 runs through Frohburg. South of Frohburg it crosses the B 7. The train line Leipzig–Neukieritzsch-Chemnitz (served by Connex) also runs through the town. Frohburg has a direct connection to the A 72 (under construction).

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