|• Mayor||Lars Kluge (CDU)|
|• Total||18.33 km2 (7.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||355 m (1,165 ft)|
|• Density||830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Hohenstein-Ernstthal is a town in the Zwickau rural district, Free State of Saxony, Germany. The towns of Hohenstein and Ernstthal were united in 1898, and the town is either known by its hyphenated form, or simply called Hohenstein.
The town grew in the 15th century after silver mines were established nearby. Ernstthal was named in honor of August Ernst von Schoenburg.
Furthermore Hohenstein-Ernstthal is especially famous for the Sachsenring racing circuit.
The mayor of Hohenstein-Ernstthal is Lars Kluge.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press
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