Hirschberg, Thuringia

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Hirschberg
Coat of arms of Hirschberg
Coat of arms
Hirschberg is located in Germany
Hirschberg
Hirschberg
Coordinates: 50°24′21″N 11°49′12″E / 50.40583°N 11.82000°E / 50.40583; 11.82000Coordinates: 50°24′21″N 11°49′12″E / 50.40583°N 11.82000°E / 50.40583; 11.82000
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saale-Orla-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Rüdiger Wohl
Area
 • Total 24.12 km2 (9.31 sq mi)
Elevation 454 m (1,490 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,240
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07927
Dialling codes 036644
Vehicle registration SOK
Website www.stadt-hirschberg-saale.de

Hirschberg is a town in the Saale-Orla-Kreis district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Saale, 20 km south of Schleiz, 12 km northwest of Hof (Bavaria), and 25 km southwest of Plauen (Saxony).

History[edit]

1154: First mentioned in documents.[2]
1966-1990: Hirschberg served as East German inner German border crossing for cars travelling between the East German Democratic Republic, or West Berlin and the West German Federal Republic of Germany. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, that between West Germany and West Berlin followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972).

Demographics, politics and government[edit]

Hirschberg is located next to the motorway A 9 (BerlinMunich). The city includes the subdivisions: Juchhöh, Göritz, Sparnberg, Ullersreuth and Venzka.

Annexation of Subdivisions[edit]

The dates into the brackets are the first documentary citations.[3]

Population[edit]

Trend of population figures (reference[4] is starting at 1994):

1830 — 1995

  • 1830: 1760
  • 1933: 2915
  • 1939: 2888
  • 1994: 2923
  • 1995: 2846

1996 — 2000

  • 1996: 2748
  • 1997: 2749
  • 1998: 2674
  • 1999: 2654
  • 2000: 2666

2001 — 2004

  • 2001: 2670
  • 2002: 2653
  • 2003: 2612
  • 2004: 2600
  • 2005: 2569

2006 — 2009

  • 2006: 2526
  • 2007: 2493
  • 2008: 2488
  • 2009: 2373
  • 2010: 2352

Culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ W.Kahl Ersterwähnung Thüringer Städte und Dörfer bis 1300 Verlag Rockstuhl Bad Langensalza 2001 S. 31 ISBN 3-934748-58-9
  3. ^ Wolfgang Kahl:Ersterwähnung Thüringer Städte und Dörfer,Verlag Rockstuhl,Bad-Langensalza,2010, ISBN 978-3-86777-202-0,S.298,134,93,169,292
  4. ^ Thuringia State Office for Statistics (German)