Herzberg am Harz

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Herzberg am Harz
Coat of arms of Herzberg am Harz
Coat of arms
Herzberg am Harz is located in Germany
Herzberg am Harz
Herzberg am Harz
Coordinates: 51°39′27″N 10°20′28″E / 51.65750°N 10.34111°E / 51.65750; 10.34111Coordinates: 51°39′27″N 10°20′28″E / 51.65750°N 10.34111°E / 51.65750; 10.34111
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osterode am Harz
Subdivisions 6 districts
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Walter (CDU)
Area
 • Total 71.88 km2 (27.75 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,367
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37412
Dialling codes 05521, 05585
Vehicle registration OHA
Website www.herzberg.de

Herzberg am Harz is a town in the Osterode district of Lower Saxony, Germany.

History[edit]

Herzberg castle was first mentioned in 1154. The town was part of the state of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, and the castle was for some time used as a residence by the dukes. Herzberg became a city in 1929.

Economy[edit]

In the past, important industries of Herzberg have included the founding and turning of metal, agricultural machinery, and boot making.

Education[edit]

Herzberg is the location of the Interkultura Centro Herzberg (Esperanto for Intercultural Center of Herzberg), a club that promotes the international auxiliary language Esperanto. In 2006, the city council decided to advertise Herzberg as die Esperanto-Stadt ("the Esperanto city").[2]

Policy[edit]

City council[edit]

Results after the local elections on 10 September 2006:

Results after the local elections on 11 September 2011:

Twinning cities[edit]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Resident companies[edit]

  • Pleissner Guss GmbH
  • Smurfit Kappa Herzberger Papierfabrik and Wellpappe (Production of paper and corrugated cardboard)
  • Jungfer Druckerei und Verlag (Printing and publishing)
  • PEMA GmbH (Truck rental)
  • Kliniken Herzberg und Osterode GmbH (Clinic, also in Osterode)
  • ANDIA International GmbH

Education[edit]

Grundschulen (German for primary schools):

Secondary Schools: Ernst Moritz Arndt-Gymnasium

  • Haupt- und Realschule Herzberg am Harz (Elementary and secondary school Herzberg am Harz)

Personalities[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Other personalities who represent the city in connection with[edit]

  • Eva Herman (*1958 in Emden, author and former television presenter, spent most of her childhood in Herzberg and attended the Ernst Moritz Arndt-Gymnasium)

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